BIM is a coordinated set of processes, supported by technology, that add value through the sharing of structured information for buildings and infrastructure assets.

BIM is not any single act or process, nor is it a 3D model in isolation, or computer-based fabrication. It is being aware of the information needs of others as you go about your work. BIM ensures that the appropriate information is created in the right format at the right time, so that better decisions can be made throughout the life cycle of the built asset. BIM is fundamental to the way a project is set up and executed.


Want to know more?


Check out our ‘BIM101 – an insight’ video series and booklet for a guided introduction to BIM.

The New Zealand BIM Handbook presents detailed guidance on how to implement BIM on a project.


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Benefits to using BIM

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