Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the latest collaborative tool available to the Architectural / Engineering / Construction markets. It supersedes its predecessor, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), while creating a complete paradigm shift away from the original two-dimensional drawing industry. BIM is a complete, three-dimensional building model with an integrated data management system, capable of managing a wide host of building asset information. BIM incorporates structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in the third dimension, allowing the project team the ability to locate, analyze, and correct any possible interference areas.
Below are some articles that have additional information on the benefits of using Building Information Modeling (BIM):