Steele Associates is implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) into their project design. BIM is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle. It uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modeling software to increase productivity and accuracy in building design and construction.
The process produces the Building Information Model, which encompasses building geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components. BIM can be used to represent the building during its entire life cycle including the processes of construction and facility operation.
BIM is able to achieve such improvements by modeling representations of the actual parts and pieces being used to build a building. This is a substantial shift from the traditional computer aided drafting method of drawing with vector file based lines that combine to represent objects.
A portion of the Steele Associates Architects staff including Seth Anderson, Stacey Stemach, Emily Struck, Kimberly Stroup, Dave Ritcey, Summer Oman, Rachel Stemach and Brennan Steele recently underwent two days of Revit training to hone their BIM skills. The group will train the remaining staff and BIM will be used on current projects.