n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



BIM can be defined as the creation of cross-disciplinary, coordinated 3D models, incorporating 3D objects that can be presented across synchronised 2D drawings. BIM software is database driven, so objects can be counted and ordered, and they act as placeholders for relationships for any amount of data that we might attach to them.

The power of BIM lies in being able to understand and connect information, so that it can be presented as an intelligent model. BIM has moved us from just representing an object on a page to knowing what sits behind that object. It is a powerful tool that can act as an integrator of several aspects of engineering and architectural design, including building utilisation.

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