Earlier implementations of BIM happen to be very “geometry centric”, however this is starting to broaden now to addition of properties for use in analysis software such as energy use simulation, quantity takeoff, cost estimating, construction planning and numerous forms of engineering analysis.

The range of alternatives for these properties is as broad as all the situations in which they will be regarded as in a project, from layout through construction and operation.

Factors of the BEP shall focus on Team Skills, Industry Capability, and improvements in technology.

Centers of higher education in the AEC have to recreate this collaborative experience in the academic world, not only within the school, but extending to other institutions around the world to reflect the presence of global economy and to cultivate human relationship globally.

By offering total project information, more precisely and more rapidly, to more project team users, in a range of manipulable platforms, BIM encourages better judgment-making all over the project.

This article gives a high level summary of the approach of model based estimating and illustrates the key advantages of implementing this strategy.

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