For those of us in construction, it’s hard to imagine what life was like before BIM technology appeared on the scene. And yet, Building Information Modeling didn’t become popular until after 2002. Despite its relatively short existence, BIM has become invaluable to builders—particularly during the planning phase.
Here’s how it works: BIM provides the framework at the earliest stage of the project. A digital representation of all physical and functional elements is generated, reviewed, shared, and revised—long before anything gets built. So if the architectural design conflicts with the structural engineering plans, the builder is able to address and change course early on. If there’s a discrepancy with the electrical component, the issue can be resolved before ordering any materials and starting on the labor.
At WA Bentz, we began implementing BIM years ago with great success. By creating a virtual model in the planning phase, before construction begins, we’re able to prevent unnecessary errors, improve productivity, and make well-informed decisions.
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