Visualizing a New World Today

Adapt or Die

According to the UN, by 2050 the world's population will be over 9.7 billion with over 1/3rd in Africa alone. The global AEC industry is over 40 years behind other design and manufacturing industries in its ability to optimise, manage and deliver and is falling further behind the required growths needed, if the existing players in this industry want to survive and stay relevant within the next 10 years the entire  industry must look to smarter, more efficient digital integrated processes to design, build and manage their offerings, not just as a means to attempt to keep up with local and global demand but to help create spaces that are smarter and more resilient too.

BIM not only allows design and construction teams to work more efficiently, but has also been proven to be a more viable delivery mechanism. Capturing of critical information and data being created during the process brings about massive benefits in construction, operations and maintenance activities while bringing about better communication, saving of money and time throughout the design, build and operational phases of a projects life. This is why BIM mandates are increasing across the globe.

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What Is Building Information Modeling (BIM)?

Building information modelling (BIM) is a process that begins with a common understanding of the required outcomes and Vision of a project and then moves to the creation of intelligent 3D models which enable document management, coordination and simulation during the entire lifecycle of the project, this process is supported by various tools, technologies and agreements involving everyone involved in the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of objects and places related to the Vision.

Building information models (BIMs) are digital files (often but not always in proprietary formats and containing data) which can be extracted, exchanged or networked to support decision-making regarding the built assets throughout their life-Cycle (plan, design, build, operation and maintenance).

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 Why is BIM used by so many?

BIM is used by individuals, businesses, government agencies and Clients to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain diverse physical infrastructures, such as buildings, water, refuse, electricity, communication utilities, roads, railways, bridges, ports and tunnels.

A Digital BIM model can be used –and not limited to- analysis, explore design options, optimise material use, lower energy requirements and be used to create visualizations that help stakeholders understand what the building will look and how it will perform before it’s built. Digital models are also used to generate marketing, design and construction documentation and are often handed over to the clients and owners to be used to access and manage its wealth of intrinsic design, performance measurements and facility data over its Life-Cycle including but not limited to decommissioning and demolition.

BIM is essentially a process of communication and common understandings that with the correct implementation and guidance will make delivery and management easier, clearer and more profitable for everyone involved in a projects life and use.

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