Building Information Modelling - BIM

A Honeywell introduction to a manufacturer’s role in the BIM supply chain, what it is and why it is important. We explore the role a manufacturer’s assets play in the supply chain, and also consider the benefits to cost visibility and improved operational efficiencies.

People are often mislead by the word “Building” in BIM! BIM is not just about buildings; the principles of BIM can be applied to all construction projects ranging from rail infrastructure, to roads, bridges and even landscaping. The word “modelling” is also misleading as it gives people the false impression that BIM is just about the model, whereas in fact BIM is all about information!

A well-constructed BIM will deliver information about: • How a project should be constructed; • How it should be operated; • What can be recycled, re-used or scrapped when the structure is de-commissioned.

As it becomes more widely understood, BIM can lead to a reduction in CAPEX, delivery and operational costs; reduced risk; improved carbon performance and predictable planning.

BIM will help the supply chain to understand the functional, operational and longevity benefits associated with the built environment e.g. cost of operation, cost and frequency of replacement of one product over another, and will in turn prevent products being “value engineered” for lesser products that are not fit for purpose.

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