Building Industry Magazine - July 2013 - (Page 86)

DIGITAL DESIGN M Opening photo: CDS International used Autodesk’s Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to produce computer-generated images of the new Aiea Public Library’s interior, which includes exposed structural elements and air conditioning ducts and natural lighting. Above: With Autodesk’s Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, CDS International created a model of the new Aiea Public Library with a design reminiscent of the old sugar mill buildings. Photos courtesy of CDS International 86 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2013 any experts said the construction industry would never be the same when Building Information Modeling (BIM) made its debut some 10 years ago. And for the most part, they were right. Now considered the most revolutionary technology in the industry, this 3-D modeling process, along with a dynamic universe of software to support it, allows an entire project team, from owner to subcontractor, to make more informed decisions much earlier in the planning, design, construction and renovation process—when decisions can have the greatest impact on project cost, schedule and sustainability. With BIM, professionals and owners can digitally design, visualize, simulate and

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - July 2013

NEWS: Laie hotel developer selected
Trade takes 4 Pai Awards
Two from Hawaii win RevoluSun challenge
New NAVFAC Pacific commander
Library gets boost from Graham Builders
DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Corner
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Best Practices

Building Industry Magazine - July 2013

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