This article is part of the Getting started with BIM series brought to you in association with Graphisoft externallink.

A building information model is a digital description of an asset that incorporates every aspect of that asset – providing information on every element in order to make better decisions before, during and after construction. For the designer, BIM provides more than just a technological change in the way they work; it’s a complete refit of the entire design process.

Often mistakenly compared to when the industry moved from paper to CAD, moving from CAD to BIM is much, much more than that. Paper to CAD automated a process but left that process otherwise unchanged. With BIM, the traditional way of working is rendered obsolete and the process itself is completely…

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