Title: The Future of 3-D Modeling for Concrete Contractors
Author(s): Carl Taylor
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 41-43
Keywords: building information modeling, constructibility, total robotic stations, safety
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has only been in use for a decade. BIM has changed from a visualization tool used by architects to communicate design ideas to infiltrating every discipline in the construction industry. Nowhere is that more evident than the concrete industry, where concrete contractors have proven that building 3-D project models leads to better structures with less waste, lower contingencies, and more efficiency. New technologies and practices are already growing in use, and others are on the way.