Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that provides AEC professionals with every detail need to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. BIM allows design and construction teams to work more efficiently, while enabling them to capture the data they create during the process.
The process of BIM supports the creation of intelligent data that can be used throughout the lifecycle of a building or infrastructure project.
BIM is used to design and document building and infrastructure designs. Every detail of a building is modeled in BIM. The model can be used for analysis to explore design options and to create visualizations that help stakeholders understand what the building will look like before it’s built. The model is then used to generate the design documentation for construction.
The global AEC industry must look to smarter, more efficient ways to design and build not just as a means to keep up with global demand but to help create spaces that are smarter and more resilient too. BIM allows design and construction teams to work more efficiently, but it allows them to capture the data they create during the process to benefit operations and maintenance activities.