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The Challenges and Benefits of BIM Coordination: 3D, 4D and 5D

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Introduction

The goal of coordination is to achieve comprehensive and pre-emptive coherence of design and construction. This is as important within each specialty as it is across all disciplines, drawing types and scales. Incoherent design is not only costly and time-consuming to rectify on site. It is also unsafe.

There are two means by which BIM can facilitate this effort:

  • Computer automation
  • Computer assistance.

This chapter explores these methods as well as the key challenges involved and actual processes employed in using BIM to achieve design coherence spatially (3D), ...

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