52 – So… What IS BIM?

Why I cringe when I hear the term ‘BIM’.

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  • Great conference
  • Most common question: so… do you do BIM?
  • Lot’s of confusion about what BIM is

So… What IS BIM

  • Building Information Modeling
  • The design spectrum
  • BIM is in the middle
  • Poor name choice

We need to stop calling it BIM

  • Started in Architecture
  • CIM is probably a better name
  • Information Modeling is probably the best name

BIM Software

  • Civil 3D
  • Arc GIS
  • Navisworks
  • InfraWorks
  • Sketchup
  • Revit
  • AutoCAD Map 3D

BIM and Virtual Design

  • What role does BIM play in the future of design?
  • Is BIM the future of design?
  • Where BIM will go in the future