12/10/2021 | By admin
Building Information Modeling technology (BIM) is a process that involves the creation of digital models including physical and functional aspects of home remodeling. BIM is facilitated by a variety of tools, technology, and agreements. It is continuing to make advances in everyday home construction and remodeling after being recognized as a key influence in substantial commercial projects.
BIM Gaining on CAD
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has swept the architectural business and in many cases has replaced Computer-aided Design (CAD). CAD utilizes computers to assist in the development, revision, research, or improvement of a design and can form 2D and 3D models prior to construction. Revit® BIM is a software that is used to increase productivity and accuracy throughout a project.
In BIM technology, it is strictly electronic. A virtual model is created, which is then photographed and pieced together to create a structured project model. It enables designers to develop a virtual model of the project prior to finalizing it and building it in reality.
Virtual Design and Construction
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is a technique that builds digital representations of structures and work sites. VDC models are used by builders, designers, and home contractors to envision and prepare construction designs, procedures, timelines, and budgets. VDC has a similar foundation to BIM.
These virtual technologies end up saving contractors time and money. Being able to layout an entire home construction or remodeling project prior to starting the physical construction is an amazing tool that all contractors should be utilizing. These technologies allow designers to avoid flaws, mistakes and any other issues that contractors can potentially run into when building from scratch.
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