"Do You Do BIM? Part 14 Jun, 2006 By: Brandt R. Karstens
Building information modeling is more than new technology; know the basics and you'll be prepared for your clients' inevitable question
BIM (building information modeling), a new approach in facility design and construction, is not simply a technology implementation. Rather, as an innovative approach to the entire building process, BIM brings together the major stakeholder groups — architects, mechanical-electrical-plumbing-structural engineers, building contractors and owners — early on in the process. The idea: answering more building-related questions sooner, sharing information, breaking down traditional barriers and thus cutting costs.p>
Understanding BIM and its benefits are the first step toward making the BIM transition. This two-part article will help you arm yourself with the basics and prepare yourself for the next steps. Today's article will compare BIM to the conventional approach to building and explain its major benefits. In Part 2, we'll look at software as an enabling technology for BIM and the challenges of BIM implementation. Read more >>
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About the Author: Brandt R. Karstens
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