Are We Finally Realizing BIM's Promise? - News - Greensource Magazine

It’s been more than a decade since the building industry started to shift in earnest from two-dimensional CAD software to multi-faceted BIM (short for “building information modeling”). When this transition first began, people were excited about BIM’s possibilities for sustainable design: total project team integration; effortlessly embedded data about the environmental performance of each building material; and the ability to use a single tool to design, build, operate, and maintain the building for maximum efficiency. Slide Show Photo © Tom Bonner The 1.5-acre green roof on the Palomar Medical Center is above a daylit surgery wing, a complex design that team members say would have been very difficult without BIM. ----- Advertising ----- Although we hear some success stories, the building industry is notoriously slow to change, and BIM has been long on promise and short on...

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