Building Information Modelling (BIM)

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Building Information Modelling (BIM)
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-15

Building Information Modelling (BIM) means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process for developing and using a computer generated three-dimensional (3D) parametric model to facilitate the planning, design, construction and use of a facility. It allows the physical and functional characteristics of a facility to be maintained as a digital portrayal of a building that can be shared by the various stakeholders involved throughout the whole lifecycle of buildings. Building information models characterize building component properties and quantities, define the geometric, spatial and geographic attributes of the project, and support cost estimations, project scheduling, monitoring of material utilisation and in use applications. This provides a reliable and efficient basis for making informed decisions throughout the project’s lifespan, from concept definition and construction, through to its use and eventual demolition.

UNEP 2014, Greening the building supply chain, http://www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/greening_the_supply_chain_report.pdf