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

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

BIM 3D Model
BIM 3D Model


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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