What Is BIM?

BIM stands for "Building Information Modeling" and refers to a digital workflow in planning construction projects. It involves the use of 3D models and other digital technologies to gather, administer and communicate information throughout a building's life cycle.

BIM enables participants in a construction project, including architects, engineers, construction companies and commissioning parties, to share information and ideas digitally on a model-based basis and to cooperate. This improves efficiency, reduces conflict and improves the quality of the final construction project.

BIM is increasingly seen as a standard in the construction sector and offers many benefits to all parties involved. It supports the planning, construction and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure structures by providing a comprehensive and integrated view of all aspects of the project.

Learn more about BIM software for structural engineers: