5.1. Overview of BIM and Construction Administration

As the BIM industry continues to develop architectural and engineering modeling tools, BIM will continue to provide the contractor with more ways of finding and coordinating that information. Yet, as the industry continues to develop tools for the architectural and engineering teams, it is also critical that software companies learn how contractors are using building information modeling and what they would like to see more of. This chapter provides some insight about how building information modeling can currently be utilized and offers some suggestions about the areas in which software still needs to develop and begin bridging the gaps of a BIM process and project. Additionally, it should ...

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