Building Information Modeling (BIM) will be essential in the future planning of infrastructure and living environments worldwide. In a growing number of countries and cities, BIM is mandatory for infrastructure projects, governmental, and the development of more significant buildings and complex customs homes.
Building Information Modeling represents the digitalization and process optimization of the real estate industry. Digital models have become the main driving force behind innovation and performance in the construction industry, urban planning, and regional development.
In Dubai, for example, BIM is mandatory for all more extensive projects. In the UK, the government demands BIM for all its tenders. Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Italy, Germany, Scandinavian countries, and many more have announced BIM regulations for 2019 and 2020. In the Us, states like CA, NY, and Fl have started to request BIM in certain counties, and LA county is expected to require digital BIM files submitted on any home larger than 10k sqft in 2020.
BIM is not just a “drawing.” BIM is an information model enriched during the whole process by all stakeholders. For example: by environmental studies, legal information, licenses from local government, Etc. BIM can be used from the first sketch to the handover, where the model holds all information for maintenance. Not just the construction, but also all details on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering. Our viewer can, of course, show every detail.
This new collaborative working method for all stakeholders reduces mistakes. Estimates show that BIM can reduce costs could by 20%. Dynamically updated information will play a key role in interfacing between digital technologies, the various professional fields, built works, and data usage to improve operational efficiency and delivery of new services.