Design instrument of the future

Building Information Modeling (BIM) –

What is BIM?

By now, widely varying opinions on the meaning of BIM – Building Information Modeling – have developed. In the 1970s, the theoretical basis for this development appeared under the general term “product modeling,” which enabled the exchange of semantic information with the aid of data structures. Some experts have expanded this work to include the construction sector. Somewhere at the last turn of the century, the uniform term “BIM” gradually became generally accepted.

For many years the opinion prevailed that end-to-end data models were necessary for integrated and finally...

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