Image courtesy of Cupertino Electric Inc. A BIM can integrate power usage information into a "Master System Integration" program which would increase facility lifecycle efficiency and entice owners to invest in designing-in the systems technology early on. White targets in this model indicate "spheres of influence" for the seismic hangers. Building information modeling is a very useful tool for optimizing initial construction build and lowering facility development cost.It's great technology, but how do you fund it? If you can't fund it, you can't get it.I think the answer is that we can fund BIM as a facility development cost if
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.