"Do You Do BIM? Part 2

6 Jun, 2006 By: Brandt R. Karstens

New software is but one aspect of building information modeling — be sure you understand all the challenges of this new approach


Understanding BIM (building information modeling) and its benefits is the first step toward making the BIM transition. A relatively new approach to building, BIM brings together the major stakeholder groups early in the building process — architects, mechanical-electrical-plumbing-structural engineers, building contractors and owners — and offers benefits for all. BIM facilitates information sharing, breaks down traditional barriers — and cuts costs.

But to tap the full potential of BIM, you must understand it is not simply a technology implementation. Yesterday's article compared BIM to the conventional approach to building and outlined its benefits. Today, we'll look at software as an enabling technology for BIM and the challenges of BIM implementation. Read more >>


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