Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process that helps construction project teams understand a building through the use of a digital model. This digital form of the project is an effective management tool because it brings together all of the information about every facet of the project in one place, where it can be shared with every team member for collaboration and to reduce the risk of mistakes, cost overruns, schedule challenges, and more.
Florida Tech offers BIM training as part of its construction management program. Students delve into how BIM is changing the process for the design and documentation of construction projects. They discover how using three-dimensional intelligent design information in a virtual design and construction environment allows architects, engineers, builders and other construction professionals to instantly see critical project information and work more effectively. The ripple effect of a change, automatic generation of drawings and reports, access to design analysis, facilities analysis and more afford the entire project team a wealth of information for better decision-making.
This technology is not new, but BIM is now more sophisticated and more widely used across the entire construction project, rather than solely architecture. Using an all-digital design and documentation process speeds up construction as it streamlines processes and identifies issues long before they show up on the construction site. Graduates with BIM training are sought-after professionals for their wide understanding of every aspect of a construction project.
Florida Tech’s training provides students with a background in state-of-the-art BIM methodologies that comprise a collection of related processes, methods, and tools. These methodologies are used in activities typically conducted by the architecture, engineering, and construction disciplines. BIM experts coordinate the process of generating and managing digital models of buildings and structures, as well as building information model virtual files.
In addition to construction, architectural and engineering expertise, BIM training creates expertise in the software used in the industry to create these virtual models. BIM experts often spend substantial time at job sites to inspect the project and see construction progress in order to accurately reflect different tasks and information to the building model plan.