Article | Construction Executive (2015)
A properly executed 3-D BIM model adds value to every aspect of a construction project, including improving safety, accelerating the schedule and reducing budget. However, it is not something that can be performed by a consultant alone and then passed off to a contractor to re-model for shop drawing development and installation.
The real efficiencies are only realized when both parties start communicating and sharing information and resources very early in the process in what is referred to as a unified workflow. Unified workflow is a single process in which each functional group of a construction project participates from the onset of design to the completion of construction.
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