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BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM) - The digital transformation of the UK AEC Industry

Updated: Sep 14


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INTRODUCTION OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM)


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of creating and managing 3D building data during its development.


BIM is a complex multiphase process that gathers input from team members to model the components and tools that will be used during the construction process to create a unique perspective of the building process.


The 3D process is aimed at achieving savings through collaboration and visualization of building components into an early design process that will dictate changes and modifications to the actual construction process. It is a very powerful tool that when used properly will save money, time and simplify the construction process.


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Building Information Modeling Applications


The BIM application process can be used during design and architecture process creating a clear picture used for better and more integrated designs. The software will be used to foresee problems and coordination between different contractors and as a way to generate construction documents and process that will later be implemented during the physical process. It is ideal when there are many trades executing at the same moment or when schedules are compressed.


There are multiple applications for BIM so it can be used by the following groups:


  • Architecture

  • Sustainability

  • Structures

  • MEP

  • Construction management

  • Utilities

  • Road construction

  • Scheduling

  • Property management


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Industry groups are trying to develop one standardized BIM model that can be used to integrate all different types of modelling systems. By doing this, they will facilitate the coordination and communication in the design-construction-operation team under one single platform. The purpose of this movement is to create a single data centre, with multiple CAD and specs depending on the discipline that you are working for.


All data will then come together allowing it to be used for take-offs, analysis, coordination and important project milestones. This effort will help standardize the process and will establish a base that can be used during the bidding process so everyone can be judged using some standard guidelines. The BuildingSmart Alliance, a council of the National Institute of Building Sciences, in Washington, D.C., is leading these efforts towards a National BIM Standard.

For more info visit: https://www.thebalancesmb.com/introduction-to-building-information-modeling-bim-845046

BIM 3D Model

Are you a civil engineering professional working in the UK?

Participate in this research study with the purpose to critically evaluate various aspects of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and assess the factors surrounding the digital transformation of construction-related SME’s in the UK.

Participate Now




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