BIM – As defined by Autodesk is: The creation and use of coordinated, internally consistent, computable information about a building project in design and construction. This concept has changed the way industry professionals worldwide think about how technology can be applied to building design, construction, and management.
Building Information Modeling supports the continuous and immediate availability of project design scope, schedule, and cost information that is high quality, reliable, integrated, and fully coordinated. Among the many competitive advantages it confers are:
Increased speed of delivery (time saved)
Better coordination (fewer errors)
Decreased costs (money saved)
New revenue and business opportunities
For each of the three major phases in the building lifecycle—design, construction, and Management, Building Information Modeling offers access to the following critical information:
In the design phase—design, schedule, and budget information
In the construction phase—quality, schedule, and cost information
In the management phase—performance, utilization, and financial information
The ability to keep this information up to date and accessible in an integrated digital environment gives architects, engineers, builders, and owners a clear overall vision of their projects, as well as the ability to make better decisions faster—raising the quality and increasing the profitability of projects.
The Autodesk Revit platform is Autodesk’s purpose-built solution for Building Information Modeling. Applications such as Autodesk Revit Building, Revit Structure, and Revit Systems, all built on the Revit platform, are complete, discipline-specific building design and documentation systems supporting all phases of design and construction documentation. From conceptual studies through the most detailed construction drawings and schedules, applications like Revit help provide immediate competitive advantage, better coordination and quality, and can contribute to higher profitability for architects and the rest of the building team. At the heart of the Revit Model is the Revit parametric change engine, which automatically coordinates changes made anywhere – in model views or drawing sheets, schedules, sections, plans… you name it.
Moving to Building Information Modeling technology requires careful implementation planning, staffing and training. Digital Drafting Systems together with Autodesk can help firms that want to investigate and implement this exciting new approach.
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