BIM stands for ‘Building Information Modeling’ (or Model) and represents an integrated approach to construction projects and the design and presentation of this in a virtual building model. This model includes all relevant information, such as drawings, calculations, specifications, materials lists and planning. BIM has since become an umbrella term to cover many aspects. MEPcontent offers the MEP engineer the needed Revit families and 3D DWG's to optimize this so called BIM model.

BIM is divided into ‘Little BIM’ and ‘Big BIM’:

  • Little BIM: the process used within a construction or installation company to optimize the design and building internally.
  • Big BIM: the process used between all partners involved in the construction to optimize the design and building externally.

An important final product of the BIM process is a construction model. It is a digital 3D model which integrates architecture, construction and installations. Although the model is comprehensive, it does not automatically mean that all data can be found in a single database or file. A building model enables effective coordination and there is software to detect clashes. BIM ensures a reduction in fault-related costs, since we first use the support of ‘virtual construction’ before embarking on the actual construction.

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