BIM is the abbreviation of the English expression, Building Information Management which means such an information system that is capable of handling all the information regarding to a building in one system. This integrated system can revolutionise the fields of real estate development, construction industry, real estate operation and investment. This means such a huge change in these areas that this business branch can totally be transformed in a couple of years.
The BIM is an integrated system which involves the operation of several softwares and integrates them into one, big system.
The BIM appeared in the last 10 years, by the design and implementation of world-leading real estate developments. The One World Trade Center – Freedom Tower was already built with this method in the USA but the biggest constructions worldwide have been built in this system from Dubai to Malaysia, from Japan to the USA.
In 2015, the MABIM was founded which is an abbreviation, referring to the Hungarian BIM Association. It aims to support the publicity and operation of the BIM in Hungary.
For today, the use of BIM is obligatory by the biggest state constructions, so the biggest real estate developer and implementer companies already use this system also in Hungary. The design and implementation of Telekom Székház which is in the process of construction, is also done by using BIM.
What does BIM exactly mean?
The BIM is such an integrated system in which a building or an architectural project can fully be virtually designed. All the used materials, necessary workforce, licences, plans, tools and all the further parameters related to the project is recorded in it. This way, not only all the exact apperance of structures and structural components, functioning and 3D design plan of the building can be seen, but by changing the components, the system handles automatically all the further changes.
If, for example, we change the type, colour or size of the facade windows of the building, the facade picture and the light conditions will change, too, based on which the tone of colours also changes accordingly, as well as the implementation time, costs and everything else related to this change.
This is true for each part of the building, i.e. if we change anything during designing, that will result in changing all the parameters immediately.
So, the final appearance, the costs, the implentation time and the possible problems, like impacts of the implementation plan, the delays in the expected transportation times and further… can be modelled previously… whole article