This lesson describes building information modeling (BIM) for architectural design.
Applying building information modeling helps in designing and delivering innovative projects faster and more economically.
BIM enables architects and engineers to use digital design information to visualize, simulate, and analyze their projects’ real-world appearance, performance, and cost. BIM also enables architects and engineers to document the design more accurately. The consistent, coordinated information inherent in the BIM process helps in developing and evaluating multiple alternatives at the same time and enables easy comparison and better decisions related to sustainable design.