Building Information Model Research Paper

2276 WordsFeb 18, 201310 Pages
B.UILDING I.NFORMATION M.ODELLING INTRODUCTION: The construction industry in the 21st century is facing a huge challenge. Building Information Modeling(BIM) is emerging as a technological, procedural and strategic new approach to the fields of Architecture, Engineering and Construction providing a way for iterating, documenting and managing a design through most of its life-cycle from conceptual design, design development to construction through operations and management. The bulk of the time spent on a design project is in the detailed design and construction document phases of a project, while the building's general appearance, performance and cost are largely decided during conceptual design. Since CAD easily helps visualize the…show more content…
Commercial data will be managed by enterprise resource planning software and integrated by proprietary interfaces or bespoke middleware. This level of BIM may utilise 4D construction sequencing and/or 5D cost information. The Government’s BIM Strategy Paper calls for the industry to achieve Level 2 BIM by 2016. Level 3 A fully integrated and collaborative process enabled by 'web services' and compliant with emerging Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards. This level of BIM will utilise 4D construction sequencing, 5D cost information and 6D project lifecycle management information. In the future it is hoped that all members of the professional and construction team will have invested in compatible technology, will have trained their staff, and will have fed design information, costing and programming information and other material into the single, centrally managed BIM model. It is likely to be some time before BIM systems are so universally used, and to such a high degree of sophistication. Whilst many larger organisations are already making full use of BIM systems, even they have some way to go to achieve the ultimate fully-integrated BIM level. It will be years before the majority of construction firms make such full use of BIM systems. In the meantime professional team members, contractors, and sub-contractors with design responsibility will find themselves at different stages of BIM preparedness. There
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