Building Information Modelling (BIM) promises to revolutionise the way buildings are designed and operated. But what exactly is it? Darren McMullan at Brymec offers a definition of BIM and explains how it works.
The take-up of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been relatively sluggish since it was first brought to the wider attention of the construction sector in the UK government’s Construction Strategy published in 2011. However, though it is starting to gain momentum as awareness of its business benefits grows, there remains considerable confusion over what BIM actually is and how it operates.