What is and Why BIM?

As a concept, BIM has been alive for a “considerable” while, but still, many clients would resist to believe that it’s more than just a luxurious 3D for of the building. We don’t blame them; no, all the blame goes to the “craft merchants” as we prefer to call them, for they’ve stripped away BIM from its features just to make their clients out of breathe and, well, money.

To name a few features of BIM, Imagine a model before tendering stage that is:

  • Clash-free, and almost all design flaws are pre-atoned virtually—i.e., least number of variation orders.
  • Now a family member of the BOQ, time schedule and specifications. The information between them is shared like a DNA; you change one piece of information here and it’s changed automatically.
  • Excessively rich in information that you can call any needle by its name to come to you.
  • Connected to your facility management system.
  • You can even choose the afterlife destiny of your building—e.g., its ruins recycled to raise a new building, its occupancy altered to accommodate its condition; or maybe a ghost house to shoo away noisy kids?
  • Just imagine the pain that will be from the past! Businessmen, thanks to BIM, may now live longer due to those benefits.

    Above is a bite of BIM, a genetic mutation; once introduced, there is no turning back; it redefines the project, then becomes the project itself. BIM is the imminent future of engineering ecosystem.

    Do hear that sound? Engines are chuffing and the train is moving; so, how would you like your seat?