1.1. The Value and Potential of BIM Technology

BIM is a revolutionary technology and process that has transformed the way buildings are designed, analyzed, constructed, and managed. Currently, an overwhelming amount of information is available about BIM, such as theories on where BIM can go, the vast array of tools available, and how BIM seems to be the answer to all the problems facing a construction manager (CM). Although some of this information is useful, often it inundates potential users because the information all seems to meld together. BIM has become a proven technology. What it can do and the concepts associated with BIM taken out of context, however, can become misleading and frustrate users and owners alike to the point of not wanting ...

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