Industry Watch – Construction Technology – BIM Technology – How the Benefits of BIM Might NOT Be Right For Your Project.

Continuing our exploration of trending technologies in construction, Today I want to address Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology.

BIM Technology has been around for quite some time.  As early as 1985 Architects and Engineers have had access to digital tools that allow virtual modeling.  The earliest software for this was a lesser known tool called Pro/ENEGINEER (now known as Creo).

Now let’s be clear, virtual modeling is not the same as renderings.

Architects have been producing renderings of buildings even before the prominence of computers.  Back then, we relied on artistic skill and formal methods for developing perspective drawings.