Building information modeling (BIM) software is used by businesses who plan, design, construct and maintain physical infrastructures.

Incorporating a building information modeling (BIM) toolset into any aspect of a Project process enables the teams to use information in any integrated environment, increasing efficiency and enabling new ways of working that inspire more creative and sustainable designs. The use of BIM goes beyond the planning and designing phase, extending through to the building life cycle, supporting cost management, construction management, project management and facility operation.

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BIM benefits for the architects:

  • reduced errors and omissions in documents
  • increased competitive advantage 
  • reduced risk and rework
  • reduced Cycle Time of specific workflow, enhancing the productivity

BIM benefits for the engineers:

  • garnering the response rate
  • maintaining repeat business
  • offering new services
  • reduced errors and rework

BIM benefits for the contractors:

  • job site productivity
  • reduced rework
  • reduced project duration

BIM benefits for the owners:

  • reduced document errors
  • reduced construction cost
  • reduced project duration
  • reduced litigation 
Pre-BIM technology was about representation. Thinking and analysis happened elsewhere. Now it is all becoming integrated. You can apply analytical algorithms to models and really begin to reason about the design.
— Phillip G. Bernstein, FAIA, RIBA, leed AP