Updated: Mar 7
BIM (Building Information Modeling) are accurate virtual models of a building that are constructed digitally. They support design through its phases, allowing better analysis and control than manual processes. When completed, these computer-generated models contain precise geometry and data needed to support the construction, fabrication, and procurement activities through which the building is realized.
BIM provides dramatic opportunities for cutting waste and errors, shortening schedules, and improving management of finished buildings. However, the technology also requires major changes in existing building processes that rigidly define how information is handed from one party to another.
BIM helps centralize the building process on a digital document that is revised throughout the design and construction phases, giving the building owner a thorough representation of his new property. BIM enables the opportunity to detect and design out health and safety risks from the outset, which makes the inclusion of health and safety professionals on the design review team critical.
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