Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the method that tie all intelligent construction technologies (ICT) together. BIM is analogous to CIM for the transportation industry in the US, and they found that the most significant benefit is was improved coordination through collaboration and communication, which leads led to improved efficiency and accuracy. 3D models were found to enhance visualization, allowing better understanding of projects and earlier conflict detection and resolution. Time and cost savings were reported during the construction phases due owing to clash detection and better coordination during design.

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