Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
In this phase we use BIM to inform project planning by combining reality capture and real-world data thus generating context models of the built and natural environment.
During this phase, conceptual design, analysis, detailing and documentation are performed. The preconstruction process begins using BIM data to inform scheduling and logistics.
In the Build phase, fabrication begins using BIM specifications. Project construction logistics are shared with trades and contractors to ensure optimum timing and efficiency.
During Building Operations, BIM data carries over to operations and maintenance procedures. BIM data can be used down the road for cost-effective renovation and facilities management.
BIM is used to design and document building and infrastructure designs. Every detail of a building is modeled and can be used for analysis, to explore design options and to create visualizations allowing stakeholders to see the project before it’s built.