‘BIM is essentially value creating collaboration through the entire life-cycle of an asset, underpinned by the creation, collation and exchange of shared three dimensional (3D) models and intelligent, structured data attached to them.’
(What is BIM? UK Building Information Modelling Task Group, 2013)
When packaged and deployed successfully, BIM embeds and links key asset data with a 3D building model. BIM promotes sharing of data and key building information in a structured manner for continual use and re-use.
The key element to BIM is the process. If all participants are set up correctly for the alignment of BIM implementation plans, protocols and processes, the project will be set for success.
The key elements to BIM