Building Information Modeling (BIM)
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.
According to the latest market trends, BIM is in its infancy, however, Cornerstone has been developing its BIM platform using Autodesk Revit for the past five years. As a leader in the BIM environment, Cornerstone is able to leverage its expertise with BIM to bring value to the design process, but more importantly, to our clients. We are able to use our software in design meetings with the client, allowing for early visualization of the interior and exterior proposed buildings. We can also create photo-realistic renderings and animations from the same database within our BIM software. BIM is the beginning of a full cycle evolution of Building Services for Facilities Information Modeling & Management.
Below are some articles that have additional information on the benefits of using Building Information Modeling (BIM):