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BIM

Postby shorty » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:30 am

Hi guys

Can anybody explain to me in a simple way what exactly bim is. I am very new to revit and have been drawing a office building but still havent got my head around the bim. I thought it would be some sort of print out tagged to the project given the information wall types, windows, doors etc. Sorry if this is a stupid question but having read lots about bim am still not much clearly.

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Shaun
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Re: BIM

Postby Revit Zone » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:36 am

shorty wrote:Hi guys

Can anybody explain to me in a simple way what exactly bim is. I am very new to revit and have been drawing a office building but still havent got my head around the bim. I thought it would be some sort of print out tagged to the project given the information wall types, windows, doors etc. Sorry if this is a stupid question but having read lots about bim am still not much clearly.

Many thanks

Shaun


Hi Shaun,

ahhhhhhh, the old "What is BIM" question! Lots of lots of people have asked this, are still asking this and will ask this in the future.

I can best sum it up as such: BIM is a collaborative way of working- where all stakeholders work on a unified, coordinated information set.

I dont think the definition of BIM needs to really be that much more complicated or convaluted.

Revit is just one tool (of many) that helps people to work in the "spirit of BIM".

So BIM is NOT:-
a) a software platform
b) a standard
c) something that can be defined as a set of instructions.

but is more like....

any way of working that allows stakeholders to work together in a more unfied, collaborative, harmonius and efficient manner- to produce a better solution (ie better value for money, less chanve of mistakes, quicker, more energy efficient, etc).

I hope this helps?

Cheers,
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Re: BIM

Postby Conman » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:04 pm

In my opinion...
It places the 3D building model at the centre of all communications and decisions.
from initial sketches and ideas each different design professional accesses and enhances the information in the model be it drawing components, cost information, time information, manufacturer information, site construction information, operation and maintenance information. Each player in the construction process is able to interrogate and modify the model in real time and is able to generate task specific information from it; bespoke drawings/views/ schedules/ 4D, 5D and 6D animations and programmes which are all based on the latest current iteration of the model.
Information is always up to date and can be dispalyed in any suitable format.
Ultimately the end user of the project has the model and updates it with changes and maintenance information it over the lifetime of the building....the question of software compatiblity over a typical building lifespan has not yet been considered.
The model transgresses job titles or specialisms and should engender teamworking from the outset of the project so contractual relationships and who does what to the model and an acceptable level of detail must be clarified if true BIM is to be successful.
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Re: BIM

Postby anniesmith » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:16 am

Shaun ,

Building information modeling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places. Building information models (BIMs) are files (often but not always in proprietary formats and containing proprietary data) which can be exchanged or networked to support decision-making about a place. Current BIM software is used by individuals, businesses and government agencies who plan, design, construct, operate and maintain diverse physical infrastructures, such as water, wastewater, electricity, gas, refuse and communication utilities, roads, bridges and ports, houses, apartments, schools and shops, offices, factories, warehouses and prisons.

Read More:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_ ... n_modeling



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