What is BIM (Building Information Modeling)?

BIM is a process for creating and managing all of the information on a project through the whole life cycle of a built asset; from initial design all the way through to construction, maintaining and finally de-commissioning, through the use of digital modeling. BIM is all about collaboration - between engineers, owners, architects and contractors in a three dimensional virtual construction environment (common data environment), and it shares information across these disciplines. 

BIM allows design and construction teams to communicate about design and coordinate information across different levels that has been unseen before. This information remains with the project, from before beginning construction, right throughout its lifetime. It also helps to analyze any potential impacts.

It can be used for a wide range of projects such as a new building or railway infrastructure. The use of BIM goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, extending throughout the building life cycle, supporting processes including cost management, construction management, project management and facility operation.


What are the benefits?

Through the use of Building Information Modelling and BIM certification, the following key benefits can be gained:

  • Faster and efficient processes
  • Increased productivity and speeds up delivery
  • Reduced uncertainty
  • Controlled whole-life costs and environmental data
  • Avoidance of rework costs
  • Improved safety
  • Opportunity to secure Government contracts and meet BIM Level 2
  • Reduced on-site waste
  • Prevention of errors


BSI BIM Solutions

Whatever your stage in the adoption of BIM, you can achieve significant commercial, operational and financial benefits through BSI's BIM Solutions.

Standards

The range of BIM standards has been developed to help the construction industry adopt BIM Level 2. These include:

  • BS 1192:2007+A2:2016
  • PAS 1192-2:2013
  • PAS 1192-3:2014
  • BS 1192-4:2014
  • PAS 1192-5:2015
  • BS 8536-1:2015
  • BS 8536-2:2016

Training

Certification

We'd be delighted to advise you on your BIM journey, please call +971 4 336 4917 to talk to a BIM advisor.