A 3D, object-oriented approach to computer-aided architectural design. Enables data for manufacturer’s details to be imported right into project design, and presents 3D models of products in place in building. Also provides access and ability to add to detailed imagery and information to everyone involved in the building process and building operations after project completion.
BIM – Building Information Modeling was coined in early 2002 by industry analyst Jerry Laiserin to describe virtual design, construction, and facilities management. BIM processes revolve around virtual models that make it possible to share information throughout the entire building industry. These virtual models are embedded with data which, when shared among design team members, greatly reduces errors and makes the process of designing, constructing and operating buildings more efficient.
(Complete Digital Integration BIM Terminology)