Building information modeling (BIM) involves the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The resulting models become shared knowledge resources to support decision-making about a facility from the earliest conceptual stages through design and construction, its operational life, and its eventual demolition. Access to this information can be critical to the successful outcome of a project.
The evolution of BIM tools is one of the primary reasons why transformation of the building industry is possible today. IDCA embraced BIM early in this century and has continuously developed more sophisticated ways to leverage parametric modeling and databases of pertinent information to improve the design and construction process. We have devoted extensive investment to advancing the effective use of these tools, including energy modeling and computational fluid dynamic modeling to evaluate the performance of alternative solutions.