As technology advances deeper into the field of architecture, more and more architects are offering three-dimensional design services, otherwise known as Building Information Modeling or BIM. These are very powerful tools which extend, enhance, and engage architectural services to a broader range of the design process to include a far greater range of resources in a meaningful way. Clients gain an unparalleled understanding of all aspects of their project. Designers and other contributors become a part of a collaborative team which may be spread across town, the state, the country, or the world for that matter. To maximize these advantages it is important to select a platform that excels at engaging all of the members of the team. Many find that their exposure to BIM is limited to those times when they have a meeting in the architect’s office.
The best solutions extend this opportunity beyond the walls of the architect’s office and into the hands of all of those who may make a project better by having access to this powerful information.
Clients gain unique insights and understanding that once eluded them when their only method of graphic communication was the stagnant architectural drawings and renderings. Now they can dynamically engage in the design process, integrating traditional architectural drawings with a three-dimensional experience.
During construction, superintendents have unique insight into the construction process and these tools are especially powerful in preparing for construction, troubleshooting problems, and communicating complicated elements to trades. Outdated drawings are a thing of the past with automatic updates. The convenience and accessibility of carrying all of their projects, past, current, and future makes it easy to refer to drawings and details.