Compared to older drafting methods, Building Information Modeling, or BIM, represents an opportunity for all parties involved in the design, construction and operations of buildings to more clearly convey the intent and information of the design in the form of a digital model, which can then be used to create a more cohesive end product that is less expensive and less time-intensive for the owner.
A form of virtual construction, BIM takes the guesswork out of design and construction. Using accurate 3D information models-such as those FitzGerald produces in Revit, the industry-standard software-helps owners make more informed decisions about the feasibility of a proposed project earlier in the process.
Clash detection capabilities built into BIM software also mean that conflicts can be caught and addressed in the virtual model, resulting in fewer RFIs and change orders during the construction phase. Fewer errors and omissions, fewer surprised in the field, less waste, tighter schedules and less cost are just a few of the many reasons to consider utilizing BIM technology on a project.