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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is used to generate and manage data throughout the entire life cycle of the building, from inception, design, through to demolition and recycling. Models are created that contain not only the building geometry, but are data-rich in terms of relations, physical attributes, time, costs and quantities. The result is a collaborate tool that can be used by the whole project team, clients and end users. Benefits include a significant reduction in risk through improved co-ordination, control and flow of information, improved accuracy of cost and programme planning, increased productivity, efficiency and predictability because of managing teams and data centrally and reduced rework on site.

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