With limited budgets and accelerated schedules, today’s facility managers, architects and construction teams often struggle to communicate their needs clearly to each other – this can lead to lost time and productivity as well as increased waste on the jobsite.
BIM is the process of creating an accurately-detailed 3D model of your structure, including as much or as little detail as you like. This allows anyone on any team to easily visualize complex concepts and how they fit into the bigger picture.
Reducing communication error goes a long way towards streamlining projects and improving bottom lines, but that’s just the beginning. BIM software creates 5-dimensional representations (a 3D model with time and cost as the 4th and 5th‘dimensions’, respectively) to describe entire projects and the individual systems within them.
It sounds complex – but in practice, Building Information Modeling is beautiful in its simplicity and effectiveness.