Building Information Modeling has the potential to facilitate smart design, innovation, and collaboration. It is a process that involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions. It spans from 2D to 8D depending on the project size and the level of detail desired by the client:

  • 2D  2-Dimensional view
  • 3D  3-Dimensional Model
  • 4D  + Time Schedule
  • 5D  + Budget (Cost)
  • 6D  + Facilities management (Maintenance)
  • 7D  + Sustainability (Life Cycle)
  • 8D  + Occupational safety and health

Understanding the Difference Between BIM and CAD