Technology Building Information Modeling ( Bim ) And The Connections Between Ethics, Environment And Innovation

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1 INTRODUCTION This report will focus on the technology Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the connections between ethics, environment and innovation. As part of the course TFL200 one of the main topics was to apply the philosophy of systems thinking in order to get a holistic overview of the topic. The concept of BIM has existed since the 1970s, but has just recently started to see an increase in use as better software becomes available and the value is recognized. As facilities become more complex, BIM-software assist with virtual construction prior to its actual physical construction, this aids in reducing uncertainty, improved safety, collision detection and problem solving as well as to simulate and analyze the construction. Compared to traditional methods of building design, there is considerable more useful information that can be put into a BIM-model. This leads to better quantities and shared properties of materials extraction, as well as waste minimization and prefabrication of products delivered just in time rather than being stockpiled on site. 2 Research question(s) Building information modelling is a relatively new and developing technology which many companies have implemented in their practices. This leads to the research question(s) in this report: What are the benefits and challenges of using BIM over the traditional methods in the Norwegian construction scene, and how will innovation in this field affect the future of construction? 3 THEORY AND
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