“BIM or Building Information Modelling is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle”.
BIM has been around since the introduction of computing. As early as 1957, a computer-aided machining (CAM) software, known as Pronto, was designed for commercial purposes. However, it was not until 1977 that Charles Eastman designed the first CAD program to possess a modern BIM platform. The use of BIM was not very popular until the year 2002 when Autodesk and other software got involved in the field and came up with the present-day 3D plans.
The Growth of BIM can be explained by the following Technical possibilities:
How the above possibilities further enable the organization:
BIM’s Influence in the Construction Industry today
As technology advances, so does construction. Today most of the construction industry is aware of, and using BIM in some capacity. Therefore, the growth of BIM will largely be positive, with majority of the construction industry seeing BIM as the future.
86% of the Construction Industry is expected to use BIM within the next five years!