- What is building information modeling (BIM) and how is it used?
- What are the benefits of utilizing BIM processes and tools?
- How can BIM enable more efficient buildings and infrastructure assets?
- How will BIM influence the adoption of intelligent building and smart city initiatives?
- How will BIM influence the progression of the Energy Cloud?
How BIM Adds Value to Intelligent Buildings
Building information modeling (BIM) has been in use since the 1980s under different names and guises. BIM is not a specific tool; rather, it is a collaborative way of using and sharing work products in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries. The essence of this collaboration is documented, accessible, and usable information that enables access to information during each step in a building’s life cycle, from design to demolition. The foundation of intelligent building technologies in today’s market is data and ultimately better information. Digitally documenting and integrating all aspects of a building adds value each step of the way. BIM can also help accelerate the transformation of buildings into smart, optimized intelligent buildings, as well as advance the development of smart cities, smart infrastructure, and the Energy Cloud.
During design and construction, BIM can be considered the first instance of the digital life of a building. The most transformative aspect of BIM is in the modeling and application of sophisticated new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and the interconnectivity of a wider range of assets that include city infrastructures, utility grids, transportation networks, and the emerging Energy Cloud. It is also not just about efficiencies or energy-related matters. Initiatives that consider building tenants, city residents, and businesses can be coordinated in a holistic manner to provide value-added services across a wide swath of markets and constituents.
This Navigant Research report examines how BIM adds value to intelligent buildings. The study explores how early BIM adoption drives value through the building life cycle and discusses how it supports the evolution of smart cities and the Energy Cloud. Recommendations are provided for buildings industry stakeholders on how best to realize the value of BIM through the life cycle of the building, as well as reap benefits beyond the building itself.
- Intelligent buildings vendors
- Smart city vendors
- Building industry software vendors
- Industry associations
- Government agencies
- Investor community
Building Information Modeling Is the Beginning of a Building’s Digital Life
Understand Building Efficiencies before Construction Starts
BIM Provides More Than Design and Construction Efficiencies
Early BIM Adoption Drives Value through the Building Life Cycle
Facilities Operations and Management
Building Modifications and Retrofits
Simulation and Visualization of Intelligent Building Technologies
BIM Enhances Smart Building Data Lakes via Contextual Information
BIM Can Enhance Building-to-Grid Integration
BIM Tied to Infrastructure Is a Powerful Smart City Tool
BIM Can Support the Evolution of the Energy Cloud
Spend Early on BIM to Reap Benefits throughout a Building’s Life Cycle
Use BIM to Define the Course of a Connected Smart Building
Develop Strategies for Future Intelligent Building Value-Added Services Utilizing BIM
Eliminate Legacy Paper Trails to Realize the Most Value from BIM
Provide Impetus for Global BIM Adoption
Connect Building and Infrastructure BIM Models to Stimulate Energy Cloud Development
- Building-to-Grid Integration Revenue, World Markets: 2018-2026
- Roadmap of Building Information Modeling from Building to the Energy Cloud
- Comparison of Life Cycle Costs between a BIM and Non-BIM Project
- Advantages and Disadvantages of BIM
- Sample of Global Building Information Modeling Mandates around the World