BIM as we define it
For a few years past, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been more effective for contractors than anything else due to the immediate impact it has during the construction phase.
From tender, contractors use BIM to visualize & analyze construction methods and sequences. This is to help employers understand clearly their proposed build solutions to choose them as qualified bidders. Later during construction, BIM is used even more frequently for clash coordination to resolve as many issues before they are built. A few main contractors also start adopting BIM for as-built documentation and handover.
However, this is shifting significantly
to other professions like design, building, and development within recent years. There has been a greater impact on the designers, engineers, fabricators, and operators to name a few as BIM continues to spread throughout the entire Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operation (AECO) industry.
That is because BIM is a process of working within a design, analysis, fabrication, construction, and operation as well as demolition and renovation of a building project. BIM significantly changes the way Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Operators practice.