Building Information Modeling : Bim

1559 Words Aug 6th, 2015 7 Pages
Building Information Modeling “BIM”, is an intelligent, model based process for planning, designing, building and managing buildings and infrastructures. BIM is a very powerful way for designers and architects to lay out building plans and designs. BIM is not just single piece of software or model, but a system of information processing and collaboration, with data fixed within the model. BIM begins with a 3D digital model of the building or infrastructure that is being planned out. However, the model that BIM provides is much more than just a 3D model. BIM technology allows for the project managers, designers and architects to see virtual equivalents of all the buildings parts that are going to be used throughout the entire construction process of the building. BIM brings together all of the information about every element of a building, and stores all the data in one place. It allows anyone working on the project to access the data in order to integrate different aspects of the design more effectively. BIM reduces the risk of mistakes which in turn helps to stay on budget and enhance efficiency.
BIM data can be used to illustrate the entire building life-cycle, from start to finish. Spaces, systems, products and sequences can be shown in comparative scale to each other. And by signaling conflict detection BIM prevents errors from occurring at the various stages of development/construction. When BIM is utilized during a project, its results in better communication which…
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