Smart Buildings

Building Information Modelling (BIM) will become Mainstream for Smart Buildings

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being described as a game-changing information and communications technology (ICT) and cultural process for the construction and smart buildings sector. It is a collaborative way of working, underpinned by digital technologies, which unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining assets. BIM embeds key product and asset data into a 3D computer model that can be used for effective management of information throughout a project lifecycle – from earliest concept through to operation. Originally introduced to support design and construction efficiency, and the reduction of construction costs for building structures and mechanical, electrical and plumbing plants and networks, BIM is now being used as a basis to support specialist simulation analysis such as people movement and occupancy, microclimate and carbon reduction. Computer-aided design (CAD) techniques have been in use by the construction industry since the early 1980s. BIM represents the next paradigm shift in the field of architecture, engineering […]

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