Near-full MIMO performance, nearly half the cost
In May 2011, the U.K. government started a four-year Government Construction Strategy by looking at implementing building information modeling (BIM). The U.K. government is now committed to introducing Level 2 BIM on all its construction contracts awarded from 2016 and intends to introduce Level 3 BIM by 2025. Its main aim is to maximize efficiency in the construction industry through legislation and best practices aimed at lowering costs, speeding delivery, lowering emissions and increasing exports. This will encourage collaborative behaviors that will unlock new, more efficient ways of working at all stages of a project lifecycle—from earliest concept through operation. The key objective is to reduce capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20 percent.
According to McGraw-Hill Construction, BIM usage is accelerating powerfully, driven by BIM mandates from the U.S., U.K. and other government entities.
So what is BIM? And how will BIM fit into the drive for intelligent green buildings?
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