RCMS Group Extends Usability of BIM Technology12 May, 2008
New solution to make BIM more accessible to more firms at a lower cost.
RCMS Group is launching a new service offering and platform for the AEC industry during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Expo 2008 in Boston, May 15 to 17.
During the Expo, RCMS will announce the integrated Building Information Modeling (iBIM) platform and launch its iBIM Review service. iBIM is an integrated platform that leverages building information modeling technology to convert paper drawings into relevant building information. Users of iBIM Review require only a freely downloadable viewer. The service includes a 3D BIM model and an analytics package that provides constructability and quantity information to assist in mitigating project cost and schedule risk.
iBIM (integrated Building Information Modeling) rendering of a building interior in Atlanta, Georgia. Courtesy of RCMS Group.
"The vision of iBIM is to provide the productivity and benefits of BIM to building projects of all sizes and types at a fraction of the cost. iBIM Review will allow our clients to utilize BIM technology on every project and share their deliverables, while still protecting their intellectual property," said KP Reddy, president and CEO of RCMS Group.
Although BIM has been in use for more than a decade, the additional expense of the computer modeling and training has precluded widespread adoption. RCMS reportedly expects further acceleration of BIM technology with the availability of iBIM Review. Further additions to the iBIM platform will be announced later in 2008.
"Owners are requesting BIM on large projects. With iBIM Review, they will demand it on projects of all sizes and types," said Arnold Silverman, president and chairman of Silverman Construction Management. "RCMS is truly executing on the vision of BIM. There should be no excuse to not use iBIM on every project."
RCMS will be demonstrating iBIM at the AIA Expo in the Reed Construction Data show booth (booth #15079) on the hour during the convention.