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Defining BIM

A video asking “What is BIM?” A question to industry experts from different discipline backgrounds, not just Construction Management.
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NOHMAN: BIM is building information model, which is focused on construction stage of the project and focused on the operational phase of the project.
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NADA: It’s a collaborative way of working, but it has its own software tools and its own processes.
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SIMON: BIM is data rich models improving efficiencies in the construction and operation of assets.

In this section, you will meet industry experts who share their definitions of BIM. You will continue by exploring BIM success factors (The four pillars of BIM) and discover different levels of adoption (The BIM maturity wedge).

In this video, you will meet Nohman Awan, Nada Milivojevic and Simon Graham who, throughout this course, share their experiences in the field of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Watch them provide definitions of BIM from various perspectives:

  • Nohman Awan is a BIM project manager with a building services engineering background

  • Nada Milivojevic is a PhD researcher at Coventry University investigating change management in BIM

  • Simon Graham is a digital engineer with Wilmott Dixon, a construction company

Your task

Read the article ‘What is BIM?’ on the National Building Standards website. The article defines BIM over the lifecycle of a project.
BIM is defined in various ways focusing on the product, the process and the procedures for controlling information.
How would you define BIM from your own experience?
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