With advances in computer technology, there is a change moving through the building design and construction industry. The Architectural and Engineering (A/E) community, as well as many general contractors, is increasingly implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is the process of building a 3D data rich model of all architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems in the building. The model is not only used to design the building and document it for construction, it’s also used as the primary tool to create and coordinate design solutions.
This article focuses on how to incorporate BIM in building design and construction practice.