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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Intro to Building Information Modeling

Great find by Greg over at Those of you new to the site, Revit, BIM, or IPD sign up and take a look at this PDF.

An Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)

An Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides information on how to adopt BIM tools and applications for use in business practices. This Guide indentifies state-of-the-art in software applications and related protocols, along with additional resources for making a transition to BIM.

BIM is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility. To create a BIM, a modeler uses intelligent objects to build the model. BIM provides a reliable basis for making building decisions during its life cycle from inception onward, including how building components function together and overall building energy use.