A process meant to create and manage information based on construction projects across the project lifecycle defines the core working of BIM or Building Information Modelling.
One of the crucial outputs of the process is Building Information Model which is a digital description of singular aspects of the build asset. Moreover, the model also develops information which is assembled collaboratively and it also updates the key stages of the project.
By creating a digital Building Information Model, it enables those who communicate with the building process to optimize their actions, which thus results in creating a greater whole life value for the asset.
Owning to BIM, the UK construction industry is experiencing a digital revolution. BIM is also regarded as information modelling and information management within a team environment, where all team members work on the same standards as one another. BIM also develops value from collaborated efforts of people, technology and process.
Furthermore, BIM also draws information based on every component of the building, by making it available in one place. The model makes it possible for everyone to get hold of that information for any purpose, for instance, to integrate several aspects of the design more effectively. As a result, the risk of mistakes or discrepancies is minimized, in addition to abortive costs.
Additionally, BIM data can also illustrate complete building life-cycles, cradle-to cradle, inception, design, demolition and materials reuse. Moreover, products, systems, spaces and sequences can be presented in a relative scale to each other on basis of the model.
By signaling conflict detection BIM can also prevent errors which occur at several stages of construction and development.