Smart Buildings

BIM And The Cloud

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being described as a game-changing technology and even a cultural shift for the construction and smart buildings sector. Meanwhile, cloud computing has moved from an essential backstage structure of the internet to becoming a household name, representing a new age of information and communications technology (ICT). These two forces are now coming together to drive building design into the future. “BIM in the cloud helps multidiscipline design and construction teams improve project outcomes by moving computation-intensive tasks to the cloud, enabling more rapid visualisation and simulation and optimised collaboration with access to intelligent, data-rich models”, according to Autodesk, a leading BIM technology provider. BIM was originally introduced to support design and construction efficiency, and to reduce the cost of construction for building structures and mechanical, electrical and plumbing plants and networks. It quickly developed into a basis to support specialist simulation analysis such as people movement and occupancy, microclimate and […]

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