(pronounced BIHL-ding in-fer-MAY-shehn MAH-del-ing)
BIM is the future, baby. Think Minority Report, Artificial Intelligence: AI, and all those other science fiction movies that have ready access to and handily swap huge amounts of data as easily as they can pour themselves a cup of coffee. Going way beyond the most advanced CAD software, BIM software takes into account a myriad of data – such as site specifics and geography, material specifications and details, spatial relationships, etc. – a to aid not only in the design and production of building plans, but also in its actual construction and long-term maintenance. Because this concept is so new and complex, we are actually going to refer you to Wikipedia’s ongoing definition for more in-depth coverage.