Science and Technology 

Digital Models

BIM Tools: Changing Paradigms

Fernando Valderrama 

Building Information Modeling, or BIM, replaces the process of documenting projects through plans with an integrated model that contains within it all the information needed to describe it. The plan is a highly symbolic representation that has not in substance changed in the course of hundreds or even thousands of years. To date, digital media have simply improved the tools used for drawing them, making the process more agile and less tedious. In essence they remain mere mechanisms of communication...

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