Chapter Five

Building Information Modeling (BIM)


This chapter basically offers a brief history of Building Information Modeling which is one of the most promising developments in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields in recent years. The most significant benefits as well as negatives of BIM are clearly defined, including the benefits of employing Integrated Project Delivery, which is a recently adopted innovative approach to the design and construction of buildings. Moreover, the customization of BIM can usually provide great benefits in the use of BIM software. This chapter also explains why the transition to BIM will require the hiring of a specialist BIM Manager—someone with a solid foundation of BIM technology and computer ...

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