BIM: Becoming the Norm in School Planning

FARMINGTON, Conn. — Building information modeling (BIM) is no longer a new concept. The handy school-planning tool is fast becoming the norm in many school construction projects.

Economic conditions have resulted in new business coming more in the form of renovations than new construction, and the BIM process comes in handy when trying to fit new buildings into existing layouts, according to experts in the field.

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Q&A: Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk Manager

HofferBuilding information modeling, a technology that allows architects, engineers and contractors to create integrated, three-dimensional digital design documents, is at once a catalyst for tremendous change within the design/construction community and a source of confusion among design professionals and project owners.

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BIM Modeling Enables Facility Owners to Evaluate Costs Alongside the Construction Team
Like virtually any construction project, student housing requires close and effective collaboration between the owner’s team and the design team at all of the key stages: design, estimating, value engineering, construction, commissioning, maintenance and facility management.

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