Building Information Modeling
Welcome to a new digital transformation era in planning
After decades of decreasing productivity, the building industry is on the verge of a revolution. Architects, planners, consultants, integrators and contractors will soon be able to share information more easily, drill down into design specifications at any stage of a project and collaborate with greater efficiency.
What is BIM?
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling, the process of generating and maintaining a digital representation of a building and the project it entails. BIM includes software, CAD and 3D, but it’s not only these things. Rather, BIM focuses on the process of fostering better communication and collaboration among all the parties that make a complex construction project come together.
BIM is still evolving, and challenges remain. Standards for the management and exchange of data need to be agreed on, for example, before all the data needed to design, plan, engineer, construct and maintain a building can flow seamlessly and in a unified format.
Nonetheless, the excitement surrounding BIM within the building industry is noticeable, because BIM can offer a solution to time overruns, budgetary overdrafts and the lack of transparency that often plague complex, large-scale projects. As the industry evolves towards BIM, those responsible for the success of a project are adapting to this new world and beginning to realize the benefits it can offer.
How does Bosch support BIM?
Bosch Security Systems recognizes the power that BIM has to change the industry and offers BIM files for its intelligent IP video cameras today. As files for additional products become available, Bosch’s BIM strategy will grow to address all phases and stakeholders in a construction project.
With the Bosch offering of smart, parameter-rich objects for BIM, architects can model more accurately and planners can simulate and troubleshoot across all dimensions. The goal of BIM is to empower all parties involved in a construction project to share, collaborate and interact seamlessly, driving time and cost savings. As BIM takes hold and begins re-shaping and adding transparency to the building industry, Bosch’s goal is to support the industry in realizing these advantages.