Building information modeling (BIM) is a system form managing physical and functional characteristics of architectural plans using 3D representation. The BIM model is not merely a 3D modeling system, but a method for managing the planning knowledge, using 3D parametric models. The work method is primarily based on sharing and exchanging knowledge and information in real time between all members of the planning team. The use of BIM models goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, and extends throughout the building life cycle, supporting processes including cost management, construction management, project management and facility operation.
Building Information Modeling aids in collision detection at the initial stage, identifying the exact location of discrepancies. BIM also prevents errors by alerting on conflicts between different systems of the building.
By creating a virtual model of a building prior to actual construction, sub-contractors and advisors can input critical information into the model before beginning construction and waste can be minimized. Quantities and shared properties of materials can be extracted easily. Scopes of work can be isolated and defined.
BIM can bridge the information loss associated with manually handling a project from design team, to construction team and to building owner/operator, by allowing each group to add to and reference back to all information they acquire during their period of contribution to the BIM model. This can yield benefits to the facility owner or operator.
At Auerbach Halevy we saw the added value we can give our customers using BIM, and 6 years ago we have started implementing BIM in our projects.
Implementing the methodology in each and every project is a complex and lengthy process that requires a change of perception in the planning process, training and financial resources.
Today we run 20 Revit workstations and start every project with building a planning strategy that would maximize the use of BIM, accompanied by a dedicated BIM manager.
Since adopting the BIM methodology, our studio has designed small boutique projects as well as complex national projects. Using BIM enables us to work using international standards and collaborating with planners and engineers abroad.
Central Garage and Shopping Center Holon
Flybox: The project was done in coordination with "I FLY" USA