Ethiopian Construction Project Management Institute

የኢትዮጵያ ኮንስትራክሽን ፕሮጀክት ማኔጅመንት ኢንስቲትዩት


Cultivating effective Construction Management Cultures
ውጤታማ የኮንስትራክሽን ማኔጅመንት ባህል ለማስፈን እንተጋለን!

About BIM

In accordance to the National BIM Standard (US), Building Information Modeling (BIM) is defined as a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its lifecycle. A basic premise of BIM is a collaboration by different stakeholders at different phases of the life cycle of a facility to insert, extract, update, or modify information in the BIM.

Building Model is a digital representation of the building, it’s purpose, design, construction, and finally it’s operation. The model is the substitute for building drawings and unlike computerized drawings, building models are readable by computer software. Building Information Modeling is the process through which the building model is created. The term BIM, thus, represents both the software and the technologies through which the building model is created and processed.

BIM Benefits

Apparently, BIM changes how buildings, infrastructure, and utilities are planned, designed, built, and managed. By adopting BIM in the construction value chain, stakeholders who add value to the delivery process; from project inception to project handover and use may enjoy the following benefits:

  • Better Collaboration and Communication
  • Model-Based Cost Estimation
  • Preconstruction Project Visualization
  • Improved Coordination and Clash Detection
  • Reduced Cost and Mitigated Risk
  • Improved Scheduling/Sequencing
  • Increased Productivity and Prefabrication
  • Safer Construction Sites
  • Better Builds
  • Stronger Facility Management and Building Handover

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