The centerpiece of BIM is the use of 3D modeling and 3D visualization to execute a range of tasks, including to detect clashes (e.g., where one part of the building may interfere with the other), determine energy efficiency, and others. It is also critical in enabling collaboration.
BIM is an established industry standard and increasingly adopted regulatory requirement. In a number of places, such as the UK, one’s bid for public infrastructure projects must include BIM.
Whichever way you cut it (industry best practice or government requirement), the point is that a growing number of AEC companies are taking on BIM.
It’s important to start with the understanding that BIM is, fundamentally, a process. It’s more of a way of managing a construction process than any single software suite.
By employing BIM, your end-user is seeking a set of capabilities, notably the ability to identify Collision Detection, interoperate with other stakeholders, document and view information about the building, accelerate time to market and reduce costs, and visualize in 3D.
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A digital twin is a graphical model (2D and 3D) combined with relevant non-graphical technical information, completely describing and mirroring a building digitally with data.
BIM is not technology in of itself, but a process where technology is used. But there are multiple ways of doing BIM. These ways are explained as ‘dimensions’.
BIM is a methodology wherein each of the actors or stakeholders involved in the construction project refer to the data as the reference point.
In today’s construction efforts, the collaboration between different companies (e.g. architecture and engineering firms) is critical.
Today, the construction industry requires the input of many different companies, each fulfilling a specific, but critical role in completing the project.