In today’s workplace, collaboration is no longer an option, but rather a requirement—particularly for the construction industry, where project information needs to be shared among internal colleagues and team members, contractors, and subcontractors.
Building information modeling (BIM) is opening up new opportunities for the construction industry. Its adoption differs across various regions, but architects, consultants, engineers, and contractors are realizing the benefits of this new, collaborative way of designing, constructing, and maintaining a building. Heat-tracing systems are one building component taking advantage of BIM. As a solution that ensures comfort and contributes to life safety, it requires special attention.
The design/construction industry’s shift to using the building information modeling (BIM) process has opened the gateway to managing large quantities of data to ensure complete coordination and integration among all facets of the building process.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) is matching donations up to $100,000 to support ongoing research for building information modeling (BIM) in the cast-in-place concrete industry.
The ConsensusDocs Coalition recently updated its Building Information Modeling (BIM) Addendum, which was originally published in June 2008. The revision group was made up of practioners familiar with the technical, legal, and risk management aspects of BIM.