Building Information Modeling (BIM)
BIM is a form of computer‐aided 3D design. In addition to providing a digital 3D image of the building, this technique allows for estimations, simulations, scheduling and various other analyses all the while improving coordination scheduling with the different specialists involved in the project. It allows for enhanced design and the opportunity to foresee potential issues that can arise during execution, and find solutions from the onset of the planning stage to avoid any surprises and meet the project objectives.
BIM provides an integrated database of coordinated information among the contributors to the design and engineering of a building. In addition to graphically depicting the project, BIM offers key information about the building that can be used to analyze its BIM offers key information about the building that can be used to analyze its performance. The use of coordinated, consistent, computable information results in a reliable, digital representation of the building that can be used during the design decision process.
So how does 3D change the way we work? I believe the answer is simple: happier clients, which in my business is everything.
- Peter Hammink, Engineering Manager, Primat Project Services
Among the benefits of BIM, you will find:
- Lower design, construction, operation, and maintenance costs
- Improved communication between the different project participants
- Increased productivity
- Lower risks of errors on drawings and specifications.
It’s not just about resolving problems before construction—it’s about not creating issues in the first place. You can save time as you deliver a quality design.
- Michael Denholm, Design Office and CAE Systems Manager, Bateman Engineerings