Preparing for Collaboration

Working alone in Revit will deliver measureable increases in productivity, quality, and consistency; however, the true benefit of BIM is the ability to effectively collaborate between design disciplines with contractors and deliver useful data to facility operators.


The difference between these working paradigms has been described as lonely BIM vs. social BIM by John Tocci of Tocci Building Corporation (, which is a forward-thinking construction company with headquarters in Woburn, Massachusetts. Lonely BIM can also be referred to as the use of “isolated BIM techniques for targeted tasks,” whereas social BIM is the underpinning for the goals set forth by organizations such as the National Institute ...

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