WHAT IS BIM?
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the future of architecture and engineering for all drawing and documentation (as well as for: analysis, rendering, cost, purchasing). BIM will touch and affect every person and business dealing with design, construction, manufacturing, facilities management, and building ownership. BIM will lead to changes in process and procedures, as well as monumental cost savings throughout the entire design, building and management phases.
Autodesk’s definition of BIM is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle. It uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modeling software to increase productivity in building design and construction. The process produces the building information model (also abbreviated BIM), which encompasses building geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components.