Building information modeling (BIM) is a disruptive new technology in the construction industry and altering way structures are managed from concept thru deconstruction. The processes in which Owners, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Engineers, Overight Groups, Users Business Product Manufacturers, manage the built environment will dramatically change.
Collaboration, communication, and transparency will drive improved productivity and decision support. Utilization, sustainability, security and life-safety, as well as long term economics will all be improved.
BIM models, communicating with multiple other knowledge domains, such as CPMS, CMMS, CAFM, BAS, GIS, and efficient contruction delivery methods such as JOC – Job Order Contracting, and IPD – Integrated Project Delivery will enable the improved, standardized information usage.
Life-cycle management supported by digital technology and robust, domain specfic, supportive knowledge area is the hallmark of BIM.