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
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.
Inform project planning by combining reality capture and real-world data to generate context models of the existing built and natural environment.
During this phase, conceptual design, analysis, detailing and documentation are performed. The pre-construction process begins using BIM data to inform scheduling and logistics.
During this phase, fabrication begins using BIM specifications. Project construction logistics are shared with trades and contractors to ensure optimum timing and efficiency.
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.