MP Consulting: Building Information Modelling
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 lifecycle 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 lifecycle 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 preconstruction 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.