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Building Information Modelling

BIM is a process supported by various tools, technologies and contracts involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places

BIM Overview

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process that begins with the creation of an intelligent 3D model and enables document management, coordination and simulation during the entire life cycle of a project (plan, design, build, operation and maintenance). The process of BIM supports the creation of intelligent data that can be used throughout the life cycle of a building or infrastructure project.

PLAN:
Inform project planning by combining reality capture and real-world data to generate context models of the existing built and natural environment.

DESIGN:
During this phase, conceptual design, analysis, detailing and documentation are performed. The pre-construction process begins using BIM data to inform scheduling and logistics.

BUILD:
During this phase, fabrication begins using BIM specifications. Project construction logistics are shared with trades and contractors to ensure optimum timing and efficiency.

OPERATE:
BIM data carries over to operations and maintenance of finished assets. BIM data can be used down the road for cost-effective renovation or efficient deconstruction too.