Defining BIM – What do owners really want?
There are so many conferences devoted to the topic of BIM today. Each one offers practical and innovative insights into how BIM can benefit the AECO industry as a whole.
The goal of BIM is to tie together valuable information created, distributed and gathered during the project life cycle—ultimately, to remove inefficiencies in our processes and change the way we share, distribute and make use of information. It is, after all, the “I” in BIM that differentiates this approach, from designing and modeling to information-focused exchanges between project team members.
However, the net value of BIM is sometimes challenging to determine. It seems the discussions surrounding BIM are becoming more complex: defining best practices for implementation, standardization, training, negotiations of responsibilities, levels of development and data interoperability makes for some pretty heady discussions.