BIM Getting Bigger
The following is an excerpt from a recent article featuring comments by Microdesk President, Mike DeLacey, published in Constructech.
A decade ago the volume of data in the construction industry was miniscule compared to the information that exists on a project today. One area that is creating an information explosion in the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry is the movement toward BIM (building information modeling).
Mike DeLacey, president, Microdesk, www.microdesk.com, Nashua, N.H., predicts more architects, construction managers, contractors, and owners will begin working to get their arms around BIM in 2012, as more companies understand the value of BIM.
The benefits of BIM are significant—early coordination and clash detection, a shortened project schedule, and better visualization, just to name a few—which is why many construction companies have moved to a BIM process. However, as teams begin to put more relevant data into the models, this creates challenges such as how to distribute the files. (Construtech.com)