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BIM Software for Infrastructure

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Another good article from aecBytes, but once more, not a mention of '3D laser scanning'. The BIM world is an industry in itself, but we are clearly part of 'Act 1', needed to get the show rolling... ... tware.html
BIM Software for Infrastructure
"BIM in Infrastructure has been slow in taking off, and the field is not exactly flush with software applications as BIM for Buildings is. That said, many of the BIM applications that have been developed for buildings such as structural analysis, multi-disciplinary coordination and clash detection, pre-construction, costing, scheduling, construction management, etc. can just as well be applied to infrastructure, so there are not as many obstacles to implementing BIM in Infrastructure as one might imagine. BuildingSMART is already working on expanding the IFC format to include infrastructure elements (see the recent article, “An Overview of buildingSMART Standards”), and BIM is starting to be implemented by both infrastructure firms as well as government agencies in many countries across the world (as we will see in a forthcoming article).

The fact that so many of the applications for BIM in Infrastructure, as profiled in this article, are being developed internationally is also promising and should help to jumpstart the efforts of the countries where they are based. The world is always going to need new and updated infrastructure, so there is a lot of potential for good infrastructure design software. The more, the merrier. The smarter, the better."
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