Building Information Modelling is the biggest change in the construction sector, since CAD replaced hand drafting. Existing Building Information Modelling (eBIM) is the first step in the BIM workflow for retrofit & refurb projects.
BIM was developed as a way of managing the full development lifecycle of a building project. Used to facilitate new designs, build changes and communication amongst contractors and design teams, it has provided significant cost savings and efficiency gains. As these methods have become more robust, companies have looked to apply these techniques to a range of projects. Combined with the current downturn in the new build sector, many firms have seen the majority of their construction work switch to retrofit and refurb projects instead of new build. [Read more …]