Building Information Modeling – December 2011

Designs are no longer represented by two dimensional CAD line-work. Building Information Modeling allows us to model intelligent, data-rich 3D objects, bearing semantic relationships to one-another, and that may be leveraged to extract more than simply the paper plans. As well as guaranteeing geometric consistency in three dimensions, BIM allows rapid visual feedback for better informed design decisions.

MCHP Architects uses BIM as a design-authoring tool on many of their projects, affording greater control over clash detection, project scheduling, upstream design iterations, shadow diagrams & tables, quantity take-offs and more. As our BIM Team gains momentum we will harness our capacity to work in multi-disciplinary collaborative environments, adding further value for our clients and building on our existing relationships with our numerous consultants as they transition to BIM as well.