BIM-models May 18, 2016 What is BIM? Building Information Modelling (BIM) is about everyone understanding a building through the use of a digital model. BIM files are 3D models of construction materials and equipment which embed key product data. The data held within each BIM model contains all the information that construction professionals need to design, construct and maintain that building. This information grows with an increasing level of detail so that it reflects the building as it is built and then ultimately as it is used enabling more effective management of information throughout a project life cycle. Architectural, structural and MEP designs can all be designed using BIM and when combined deliver a detailed, information rich model of an entire project - benefitting all involved. As a result of the clear potential for efficiencies there is growing demand for BIM models for all construction materials and equipment. BIM & Construction Management BIM offers a clear opportunity to help construction professionals facing continually increasing demands to deliver successful projects faster, on tight budgets, with limited resources and limited or conflicting information. Aids in collision detection at the initial stage, identifying the exact location of discrepancies. Virtual construction of a facility prior to its actual physical construction - reducing uncertainty, improving safety and simulating potential issues. Sub-contractors from every trade can input critical information into the model before beginning construction, with opportunities to pre-fabricate or pre-assemble some systems off-site. Waste can be minimised on-site and products delivered on a just-in-time basis rather than being stock-piled on-site. Quantities and shared properties of materials can be extracted easily. Scopes of work can be isolated and defined. Systems, assemblies and sequences can be shown in a relative scale with the entire facility or group of facilities. BIM in Facility Operation BIM can help prevent information loss often seen when handing a project from design team, to construction team and to building operator. Each group can add to and reference back to all information during their period of contribution to the BIM model. A building owner can use the model and diagnose problems and plan maintenance - identifying each element of the building and accessing manufacturer details, part numbers, and any other information. Honeywell BIM models are available in all common formats including Autodesk Revit (.rfa) After log in you will be able to download BIM files for a number of Honeywell products here.