What are BIM USES?

BIM uses are the tasks or processes for which we use a BIM model. We’re talking about a single model, a common environment made with whatever mix of software, and how we use it. We’re NOT talking about multiple different models – one for architecture, one for structural engineering, etc.

In order to give each actor in a BIM project just the information they need, it’s essential to know the BIM uses in which they’re engaged at the moment. Information needs vary greatly when using a BIM model for drawing production, for example, as opposed to using it for prefabrication, asset management, or something else.

Here’s a categorization of the different BIM uses:

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