This Blog is dedicated to all things to do with Building Information Modeling.
I'll be blogging about challenges that I come across as BIM Manager as well as points of interest that are related to BIM. Blogs on tips and technical "How-too's" to help you out with creating your BIM models correctly.
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I had a
interesting conversation with the Business Manager of a large Architectural
firm in Vancouver
some time ago and one of his comments on BIM was the person who benefits the
most from BIM is the Owner or the Developer of the project. His comments were
quite interesting and have given me food for thought.
Developers are the ones who greatly benefit from a project that is completed
using BIM and collaboration.
and consulting Engineers do benefit from BIM by being able to model the
building and the ability to co-ordinate their drawings. However they have been
creating construction documents long before Revit and BIM came along and they
are quite happy to continue doing so using the traditional tools.
that want to produce a better product and service for their clients will adopt
the true meaning of BIM. By collaborating not only with the consultants but
also with the suppliers and the owner can true BIM be achieved, it takes
participation by all those involved within the project for it to be a true
success for all involved. The rest will follow along and start using products
like Revit, stating that they are now "BIM Enabled" but in
reality they have just exchanged one tool for another and continue producing
construction documents and not sharing their models with the contractors, suppliers
BIM = Building
Information Modeling.... Is basically constructing the building digitally prior
to "breaking the ground".
Incorporating not only the "how
too" Information on construction but the analysis of how the building
performs, accurate quantification of building materials, construction
scheduling as well as construction analysis (constructability) as well as the
benefits gained after the building has been built and occupied with the use of
building life cycle management.
and designers who are stepping up to the plate and embracing this "New Fad" called BIM will be not
only be successful in their business but will be contribute to society by
creating sustainable, livable environments.
BIM is more
than just modeling the design, it's the sharing of information for the benefit
of the project.. it's not altruistic... we still need to create a successful
business, but making such simple changes in our way of thinking and including
such things as Integrated Design Process, we can achieve both.
already both private and government organizations that are specifying that in
the near future (if not already) all projects will be done using BIM.
Within 10 or 15 years will all
design and construction be done using BIM?
I don't know.... but the way the current
trend is looking I think it'll be sooner rather than latter.