“Building Information Modelling – BIM – is an innovative method to bridge communication seamlessly within the architecture, engineering and construction industries. With BIM, architects and engineers efficiently generate and exchange information, create digital representations of all stages of the building process and simulate real-world performance – streamlining workflow, increasing productivity and improving quality.”

Tratta dal sito Autodesk, la versione aggiornata dell’acronimo sul BIM.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a design process change that is taking the place of the old design build processes of the 20th century. Gone are the days of two dimension blueprints that contain confusing lines, circles, and text to describe the design of a building. This old design process is being taken over by much clearer 3D, and even 4D and 5D, design models that show everything in a design from exact quantities of materials to geometric depth of designs and functions.

The process of BIM is much more than sophisticated modeling, high tech graphics, and architectural analysis. The key concept of BIM is based upon communication and coordination of efforts between all parties involved within the design and build process. Those process owners include the owner, architect, general contractor, subcontractors, engineers, and any other stakeholder involved in the building design and completion. BIM can be accomplished in three different stages. Each stage builds upon the previous stage.

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