What is BIM?

The construction industry is undergoing a rapid transformation in the wake of the digital big push. New innovation technologies are at the forefront to bring efficiency and competitiveness to the entire sector. The absolute protagonist of this transformation is BIM, an acronym for “Building Information Modeling” or information modeling for construction.

BIM is a new collaborative work method available thanks to digital technologies, which allows projecting, building, maintaining and using a construction site with greater efficiency and optimization. Indeed, all the useful data for the different aspects of the project (architectural, structural, installations, energy and management) are incorporated into a three-dimensional model that can be consulted and updated in coordination at any time and at any stage of the process. Working in BIM means creating, sharing, conserving and using information and data by all the professionals involved in a project throughout the life cycle of an architectural work, from its conception and management once it is finished to its demolition.

The adoption of BIM does not involve the mere purchase of a program, but the implementation of a working method focused on information about the activity itself and the corresponding data.

BIM speeds up the execution because, on the one hand, it allows the correct planning of construction times and costs with the consequent prevention of errors and, on the other, it simplifies the possible necessary changes throughout the work.

Likewise, it makes it possible to increase efficiency and productivity, reduce risks on the construction site, improve maintenance and management of the building and correctly reuse, in a sustainable manner, the materials used at the end of their useful life.

BIM is becoming more and more important in the construction sector, as it represents a new paradigm for the entire industry and the professionals involved.