BIM: What you need to know
Building information modeling (BIM) is transforming the construction industry by giving contractors, architects, engineers and owners access to 3D digital representations of projects. Scalable up to 4D (time) and 5D (cost), it acts as a powerful tool to enhance project visibility and efficiency.
In the articles below, we spotlight how AEC professionals can use BIM to boost productivity, reduce errors, manage workflows, cut costs and resolve disputes.
With disputes in the industry averaging a value of $21 million, the ability to use BIM to retrospectively verify that the scope of work completed matches what the contract required could save millions in some lawsuits. Read More »
By improving project visibility and coordination between the trades, 3D models can reduce design errors and save offsite construction firms time and money. Read More »
Designers, engineers and contractors behind the massive Oceanwide Center used 3D modeling software to execute complex design details within an efficient timeline. Read More »
While other nations and some U.S. localities have BIM mandates, the country, as a whole, faces challenges reaching a single comprehensive standard. Read More »
Mobile devices and the need to network disparate databases will both hasten the technology's adoption as the de facto construction management platform. Read More »
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