Defining Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an intelligent software modelling process that is used throughout the creation and management of building projects.

This 3D-model approach is essential to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, as it allows all stakeholders of a project to view every aspect of the project’s data. These stakeholders then use BIM to plan, design, construct and manage infrastructure and buildings, as well as gain an extensive overview of the project.

The Importance of BIM

Building Information Modelling can be used at every stage of a project – including design, construction and after the building has been complete. Since BIM provides a full overview of the project and allows each team to collaborate and work more efficiently, this innovative process can help to reduce any roadblocks during the project’s lifecycle.


Other benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) include:

  • Efficient design process due to the ability to visualise the projects during pre-construction
  • Accurate cost estimations and can help to reduce costs
  • Increased productivity with prefabrication
  • Mitigate any risks
  • Better safety on construction sites
  • Improved team collaboration and communication
  • Better coordination and clash detection
  • Execute better overall builds
  • Streamline facility management and strengthen building handover