BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a new management method for construction projects based on a 3D digital model of a structure. It enables designers, builders, and managers to improve their understanding, management, and maintenance of buildings.
BIM is not limited to the construction stage; it enables action throughout the life cycle of a structure, programming, sketches, deconstruction, reuse, recycling, and energy recovery of elements at end of life. It helps plan, manage, and execute projects more efficiently and economically.
A collaborative approach
BIM is an approach that facilitates sharing information between the main contributors to a given construction project. Management centres on a digital model that simplifies communication and data exchange and management throughout the life cycle of a structure.
By facilitating collaboration between contributors to a construction project, BIM optimizes the design, realization, and exploitation process and reduces errors and omissions.