Building Information Modeling (BIM) – As defined by Autodesk is: The creation and use of coordinated, internally consistent, computable information about a building project in design and construction. This concept has changed the way industry professionals worldwide think about how technology can be applied to building design, construction, and management.
Building Information Modeling supports the continuous and immediate availability of project design scope, schedule, and cost information that is high quality, reliable, integrated, and fully coordinated. Among the many competitive advantages it confers are:
For each of the three major phases in the building lifecycle—design, construction, and Management, Building Information Modeling offers access to the following critical information:
• In the design phase—design, schedule, and budget information
• In the construction phase—quality, schedule, and cost information
• In the management phase—performance, utilization, and financial information
The ability to keep this information up to date and accessible in an integrated digital environment gives architects, engineers, builders, and owners a clear overall vision of their projects, as well as the ability to make better decisions faster—raising the quality and increasing the profitability of projects.
The Autodesk Revit platform is Autodesk’s purpose-built solution for Building Information Modeling. Applications such as Autodesk Revit Building, Revit Structure, and Revit Systems, all built on the Revit platform, are complete, discipline-specific building design and documentation systems supporting all phases of design and construction documentation. From conceptual studies through the most detailed construction drawings and schedules, applications like Revit help provide immediate competitive advantage, better coordination and quality, and can contribute to higher profitability for architects and the rest of the building team. At the heart of the Revit Model is the Revit parametric change engine, which automatically coordinates changes made anywhere – in model views or drawing sheets, schedules, sections, plans… you name it.
Moving to Building Information Modeling technology requires careful implementation planning, staffing and training. Digital Drafting Systems together with Autodesk can help firms that want to investigate and implement this exciting new approach. Call Digital Drafting Systems 305-445-6480 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on BIM.
Please take a moment to learn more at the following:
Building Information Modeling in Practice.
Building Information Modeling: A Key to Performance-Based Design
Building Information Modeling for Sustainable Design.
Barriers to the Adoption of Building Information Modeling in the Building Industry.
Integrated Practice: It’s not just about the Technology.
What is BIM?
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