The Beginner's Guide to BIM

What is BIM? As a design and management process it's the new standard for ensuring that design and build projects get off the ground successfully. 

The current state of the architecture, design and construction industries is being defined by building information modelling (BIM), a workflow process that seeks to marry efficient planning and collaboration techniques with software capabilities. 

However, some organisations still aren't sure how BIM can revolutionise their work processes or what the end results will be. Here's what you need to keep in mind, whether you're approaching BIM for the first time or refreshing the way it works in your business.

What is BIM?

One of the most common misconceptions about BIM is that it's just another piece of software. What it really is, however, is a total workflow process that has been crafted with collaboration in mind. While designers and other personnel are still free to work on their own parts of the design, these sections can also be easily shared to a central server or through cloud solutions.

The key to BIM is the common data environment which links 3D and other models with supporting data in a collaborative environment. 

How can BIM help your business?

BIM is not a one-size-fits all solution, it needs to be tailored to the specific needs of your business. This question needs to be answered before any further action is taken as it's the first step in the planning process. 

When addressing your BIM capabilities, you should take into account your current workflow process, level of technology, staff, expertise and budget. 

How can BIM be implemented effectively?

As with the introduction of any new process, training is key. 

There are two sides to training staff to get the most out of a BIM solution. The first is to ensure they are comfortable with the software used in the process. Secondly, employees need to be confident in their place in the overall procedure and how they should be interacting with other team members.   Project stakeholders need to understand how they wil develop, contribute and use 3D models.  It's important the required data is added to the models, a Building Information Model is not just a graphical representation but contains a lot of important information for ordering materials, constructing and maintaining buildings.

Now that you're familiar with the basics of the BIM process, take your knowledge a step further with our free whitepaper on the topic. 

Contact us for more information on how we can assist with implementing BIM on your next project.

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