BIM Basics


•BIM is a fundamentally different way of creating, using, and sharing building lifecycle data.
•Building Information Modeling is the process of generating and managing information about a building during its entire life cycle.
•The scope of Building Information Modeling (BIM) directly or indirectly affects all stakeholders supporting the capital facilities industry.

(Source: NIBS)


BIM Levels CRS Center, TAMU

Factors affecting BIM Adoption:

Organizational Issues

• Executive leadership support

• Human resources.

• Process & Information needs/capabilities

• Risk perception.

• Financial resources.

• Technology

Market Drivers

• Project delivery methods.

• Prices.

• Stakeholder demands.

• Client demands.

BIM Related Technology:

• Data standards/interoperability.

• Capabilities of the software.

• Software and hardware platforms.

• Availability of support.


Key Delivery Methods

IPD – Integrated Project Delivery

JOC – Job Order Contracting


LEAN Construction = IPD + JOC


(via 4Clicks Solutions, LLC, leading provider of software for efficient construction delivery – JOC, SABER, SATOC, MATOC, MACC, POCA, BOA …)


One thought on “BIM Basics

  1. Dear Peter Cholaki
    I would like to know the reference of the ‘Little BIM and big BIM image.’
    As I am writing my master’s thesis about the issue, I need the original source to quote. I’ve already checked the website of TAMU, CRS, but I couldn’t find any.
    If it doesn’t bother you too much, would you let me know where I can find the image?

    Thank you.

    Hangyeol Kim

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