Information Technology is evolving rapidly on a global scale. Triggered by the exponential growth of computer power and available data, industries are seeing a transformation in the way they operate. The construction industry is no exception to this.
Coordination and cross-checking information in this way becomes increasingly difficult as duplications and contradictions arise, especially as projects became more complex and proposed delivery programs shortened. Now with the evolving technologies, these challenges can be met. In the construction industry we tend to call this Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Building Information Modelling is having a huge impact with regards to the use of data and information within the construction industry. It is affecting not only how natural and built assets are designed and constructed, but how they are operated too.
Arcadis defines BIM as “The processes and collaborative behaviours associated with the creation and sharing of object orientated databases of an asset in its environment, relevant to all stages of the asset’s life cycle including design, construction and operation.”
The use of BIM leads to a better performance by increasing efficiency, providing better quality, reducing production time and waste, lowering costs and bringing life cycle benefits. At the same time, BIM enables collaboration between all stakeholders.
Across the globe we are committed to achieving a minimum Level 2 BIM on all relevant projects. This is based on globally aligned common BIM work processes to ensure we deliver the highest quality solution in a uniform, collaborative way throughout the company.
To find out more about BIM, watch Arcadis' latest video below.
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