What is BIM?

(Building Information Modeling) BIM

This is the change in paradigm that the construction sector, related to building and civil works, is now facing.

Technological advances in recent years have undoubtedly assisted this change, but nothing compares to the sector’s need for more efficiency and sustainability, meaning that it is no longer a business of uncertainty and speculation. Any other industry is decades ahead in this area, where added value at every stage of the production chain is geared towards delivering high-quality end products with controlled costs. The construction industry requires the same, where the end product could be a family home, a public building or a bridge.

BIM is centred around technology, but it is more than that: it’s about changing the working philosophy and improving collaboration. It involves using virtual models that contain all of the project’s information, which is shared by all the agents involved throughout the project’s life cycle. Now the agents can provide their knowledge at earlier stages, bringing forward their participation in the project. This is beneficial as it can shorten the design stage, reduce the number of errors in the design stage and ensure higher quality end products.

Governments of the most developed countries have already started to prepare the construction industry to adopt BIM as a paradigm that makes it more efficient, sustainable and competitive in a global market. Spain has started to take measures, and in 2015 the Ministry of Public Works gave the green light for the Commission es. BIMApogea shares its knowledge and experience, and forms part of this multi-disciplinary work group, which examines all aspects involved in implementing BIM in the Spanish construction sector.

This sector consists of construction companies, engineering firms, architecture studios, suppliers, etc., which are becoming more aware that investing in BIM is investing in being more competitive and efficient; no one wants to be left out of the game. However, adopting BIM does not only involve knowing how to handle a new software, it is about changing processes and workflows and adapting them to the collaborative culture. The APOGEA team works alongside any company that decides to take the leap to BIM, tailoring our services to your work methods and objectives, sharing all of our experience with every intention of making them even better.

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