- Project Managers
- Structurall Engineers
- Why BIM?
- Open BIM
Building information modeling (BIM) - is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The resulting building information models become shared knowledge resources to support decision-making about a facility from earliest conceptual stages, through design and construction, through its operational life and eventual demolition.
3D modelling - is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any three-dimensional surface of object (either inanimate or living) via specialized software. The product is called a 3D model. It can be displayed as a two-dimensional image through a process called 3D rendering or used in a computer simulation of physical phenomena.
4D design = 3D model + time.
Planning of design and construction tasks and processes in space and time. Calculation of quantities, work loads, task management based on real design objects of the 3d model.
Construction sequencing and planning. 4D animations - i.e. visualizations of design and construction works.
5D - 5'th dimension appears when takeoff quantities taken from the project 3D model used for estimate. Model can be divided according to construction logic for scheduling and estimate multiplied by unit costs for materials, labour and machinery.
Bulding Facilities Management management implementing 3D technologies. Lifecycle management of buildings with a graphical representation of the object, it's position, physical and technical qualities, price and current condition etc. plus all the initial information already existing in the project. All physical aspects of a building including its structure, materials, fixtures fittings and equipment, and its building services accessible in 3D view.