Tuesday, July 8, 2008

From blueprint to database

In the latest edition of the Economist.com there is an interesting BIM article that explores the topic in detail. The comments that follow the article are interesting as well. Here's an excerpt.

"The usefulness of BIM extends beyond design and construction. The model can also help to streamline the maintenance and management of the building, by showing where pipes run, for example, or listing the exact parts used in the heating and cooling systems. Having asked for BIM in new buildings, the GSA has even gone back and created models for several old ones, so as to simplify the retrofitting of security systems."

Read the whole thing.


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