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“Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the both the leading edge and the foundation of construction innovation”, says Ivanka Iordanova, Director of Pomerleau BIM-VDC. In an industry that has typically struggled to keep up with digitization trends and productivity targets, recent years have seen BIM become the construction sector’s shining light of innovation. Now 2018 seems set to be another banner year for the technology. Adoption of 3D-BIM has been strong in the past year but the next 12 months will see the uptake of 4D, 5D, and even 6D BIM. 4D-BIM brings about the visual representation of the construction schedule, while 5D BIM and 6D BIM are focused on costs and materials. As a whole, the system now applies a wide range of design parameters, details such as geometrics, aesthetics, and thermal and acoustic properties, to enable engineers and other stakeholders to better understand building design and cost at an early stage. “We’re able to […]

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