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The Power of BIM - An Introduction to Building Information Modeling

Joe Binning, president of MEPcor, Inc., explains the benefits of building information modeling.

BIM involves using digital modeling software to more effectively design, build and manage projects. It is providing powerful new value to the construction firms that adopt it. BIM breaks down barriers between disciplines by encouraging the sharing of knowledge throughout the project lifecycle . It encourages closer collaboration to integrate fabrication, construction and operations.

Using BIM improves constuctability, shortens the length of time to complete the building, and positively impacts the bottom line. A BIM project is not drawn in the traditional sense with lines, arcs and text in multiple documents. Instead, it is built digitally as a database in BIM software.