National BIM Standard – Unites States defines BIM as,
” Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition.“
Learn about Building Information Modeling in this video – by Autodesk Building Solutions.
Traditionally, the building industry delivered the building projects with manually created drawings on which the information was added by using notes and specifications. With the advance of CAD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting), this process was made more efficient. However, the methodology remained the same. Drawings became computer-based and the information was added on using paper-based pile of specifications and notes. These methods often resulted into uncoordinated, inaccurate and missing set of documentation.
Now, developments in Building Information Modeling (BIM) methods have brought a new perspective on how projects can be managed in the building industry. Here, the information plays a central role in developing 2D and 3D representations of the building model. Both information and the building model are interconnected. As the project progresses from concept towards execution and then operations, information keeps updating and so does the building model. This way, the BIM model becomes a repository of integrated and coordinated set of documentation for the project at the given stage of the project life cycle.
Thus, Building Information Modeling can be understood as a building design and documentation methodology that integrates coordinated, reliable information about a project from design through operations.
Learn about what is BIM and how it has evolved the way we know it today – by Autodesk.
Learn more about why and how Building Information Modeling is changing the future of making building – by Phil Bernstein (Vice President for Strategic Industry Relations at Autodesk) at TEDx Talks.
Learn about a visionary video that showcases Building Information Modeling (BIM) in construction – by Autodesk Building Solutions.
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