Friday, August 8, 2008

BIM's Scope

Nearly every industry imaginable which participates in any building projects benefits through both the enhanced visualization and the collaboration enabling aspects of Building Information Modeling

At Virtual Build, we have identified 5 major industry players who we believe have the highest potential to gain extreme value from utilizing Building Information Modeling.

In no particular are our five: (referenced on our company website as well)

BIM allows developers to quickly analyze the risks and benefits of a project more accurately
and much earlier in the development process. This reduces the risk that the developer takes on prior to commencement.

Leasing agents can service more prospective tenants much more quickly using BIM. With its virtual leasing capabilities, BIM allows both tenant and leasing agent to qualify available spaces without having to actually do on-site walk throughs.

Building owners benefit from BIM during all phases of the building's life cycle. During design and construction BIM eliminates a great deal of time and waste, and after construction, the BIM works like a visual file cabinet, giving the owner a broad interactive record of the status of the building.

Production home builders benefit from BIM by identifying skews in their product and allowing for broader standardization for all new and existing projects.

Property managers benefit from Building Information Modeling based upon its ability to enhance their facilities management software data, and keep accurate and current records of all available spaces and their conditions.

***In closing... it is imperative to note that BIM derives a great deal of its value from being a collaborative tool. Knowledge is power, but not if it isn't understood or accurate. The "I" (information) is the key in BIM. Information that is standardized to allow all parties on a project to learn and understand essentially the same language, and also accurate to allow for the most efficient communication of the language between all parties involved on a project.***

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