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Why BIM is Important for the Construction Industry

Why BIM is Important for the Construction Industry

by Proforma Construction, October 17, 2019

What you need to know about business information modeling (BIM).

Anyone who has been keeping up with construction technology trends has undoubtedly heard of business information modeling or BIM.  But what is BIM and what implications does this technology have for the construction industry?  Here’s what you need to know.

  • What is BIM?

BIM is essentially a way of collaborating on a building project through the generation and sharing of information.  BIM is most closely associated with the creation of 3D building models that allow architects, contractors, project owners, and other involved parties to visualize what a finished project will look like.  By offering an actual model to look at and discuss, all project parties can point out potential issues and resolve them before they emerge.  This helps to avoid costly project delays and rebuilds.

  • Why is BIM Important?

When building projects use BIM technologies, design and construction teams are able to work together more efficiently.  Additionally, as data is collected throughout the building project, it can be analyzed and used to develop ways to make processes more efficient.  BIM data can also be used for planning and allocating resources on future projects.

This is what you should know about business information modeling (BIM) and how it’s impacting the construction industry.  Curious to learn more about the tech innovations that are transforming construction?  If so, then contact your Pleasanton contractor at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.