Building Information Modelling (BIM)

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) represents the concept of greater integration between the wide range of applications used in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

The vision is for an accurate and complete digital model of a building – geometry and attributes – to be used seamlessly for planning, design, construction and then operation of the facility over its life.

BIM therefore supports collaboration between many different engineering disciplines, including architects, engineers and constructors.

Technology integration and interoperability reduces errors through consistency of information and the ability to check designs in a virtual environment to identify any potential design, construction or operational issues.

Chart showing spend on BIM by AEC industry sub-sector
Figure: End user expenditure on engineering software (BIM, CAD, CAM, CAE, GIS, PLM and Visualization) by AEC sub-sector

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