BIM definition

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the integration of design with project controls and sustainment. The evolution from objects into 2 Dimensional design (2D) to models (3D) enables the incorporation of schedule, costs, risks, scope, and asset management. BIM software represents both the fundamental and tangible properties of an asset as an object-oriented model. These objects are stored at the lowest level in a database which enables further integration into 4D, 5D, etc. Through complex rendering engines, which map objects in to models, the user can view and interact with the model in two-dimensional plans and three-dimensional views. The users can divide the rendering into sections and elevation for more detailed information of potential clashes in the design. The model evolves as additional drawings within the project adjusted and added.