BIM - Building Information Modeling - is an integrated process built on coordinated, reliable information about a project from design, through construction into operations.

By adopting BIM, architects, engineers, contractors and owners can easily create coordinated, digital design information and documentation; use that information to accurately visualize, simulate and analyze performance, appearance and cost; and reliably deliver the project faster, more economically and with reduced environmental impact.

The building industry´s design and construction processes are implementing fundamental changes like:

  • Collaboration.

       BIM technology has created a solid platform for an improved, more efficient means of collaboration   between all the parties involved in the project with shared outcomes, risks and gains.

  • Representation. 

       Means of project representation are moving from 2D drawings to digital models, where representation occurs simultaneously with analysis. 

  • Analysis.

       When design representations become performative, they enable rapid design inference - understanding the analytical ramifications of design decisions as they are being made - with analysis being performed by designers as an integral part of the design process. This approach is in stark contrast to more traditional ¨rule of thumb¨ evaluations of design as they evolve.

  • Standards.

       There is an increasing obligation of designers to provide higher degrees of insight regarding building outcomes. The owners define technology standards to realize opportunities for increased project and data  flexibility. 

  • Fabrication.

       Digitally fabricated building components reduce the pressure on field construction productivity.