Why bigger BIM is not always better
BIM – or Building Information Modelling – has been one of the most significant technological advances in our industry in the past twenty years. But how much BIM do projects actually need?
Hames Sharley is one of Australia’s earliest adopters of building information modelling (BIM) and we have invested heavily in associated technology, software, education and training.
Building information modelling is more than the use of 3D capable software and linking engineering drawings. BIM is an integrated process built on coordinated, reliable information about a project from design through to construction and into operations.
Over the years futurists have predicted many innovations that have failed to come to fruition, from flying cars to hoverboards, but when you consider the cost implications and logistics of these inventions, it’s understandable that technology might fail to keep pace with our aspirations for the world of tomorrow. That said, one exciting and long-anticipated innovation is so close you can… well, you can almost touch it.
As Mexico recovers from the devastating effects of its recent earthquake, The Malay Mail has reported on a Japanese innovation that looks to add protective functionality to buildings while introducing an aesthetically pleasing, sleek design motif.