WHAT IS BIM?
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a new exciting process that brings transparency, collaboration and efficiency to construction by combining 3D design, visualisation and data management. This data is important because it can be used to model a building’s functionality as it is built, carry out energy simulations, access its impact on the environment and offer insight into areas such as thermal or acoustic performance.
WHO USES BIM?
Specifiers, engineers, architects and construction companies all use BIM to generate models that allow clients to create an overview of a building and make changes before work begins. Tackling issues at the design stage also helps avoid costly mistakes during construction. In the future BIM will allow everyone in a project team to work on all stages of a building’s development to ensure it is kept on course. BIM information can also be used after a building has been completed to assess areas such as maintenance.
WHY IS KNAUF INSULATION PIONEERING BIM SOLUTIONS?
We believe BIM is the start of a digital revolution that will transform the construction industry and soon allow building data — such as R or U-values — to be managed and shared at the touch of a smartphone. Easy access to shared data is becoming increasingly important because building construction is now more complex, Green Building Rating Systems are demanding more digital information and real performance needs to be reliably audited.