BIM a Game-Changing Technology

The construction industry is undergoing fundamental change, not unlike the advent of lean manufacturing in auto-making in the 1980s. A revolutionary tool called Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is the reason. BIM is rapidly transforming complex building processes—speeding project completion, lowering costs and improving overall quality at the same time.

Turner is the leading industry exponent—with approximately $30 billion in BIM project experience. We want clients to understand the enormous benefits BIM can offer and prepare themselves to embrace this marvelous new technology.

The possibilities for leveraging BIM are endless. Consider the $1-billion expansion project we’re working on at San Diego International Airport, scheduled for completion in mid-2013. BIM allows us to view every aspect now—fully realized and in vivid 3-D. Each change in design, scheduling or material is instantly available to every member of the building team—from engineering and purchasing to plumbing and electrical. BIM calculates and shows every member of the construction team how many light fixtures are going to be needed to illuminate a space receiving little sunlight. It figures out how a change in wall color matches up against the carpeting that’s on order. Even more important, it figures out how a proposed change will affect subcontractor costs and scheduling.

To see how we're using custom plug-ins for Google SketchUp to improve efficiency at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, please click here.

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  • Jim Barrett

    Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer
    (212) 229-6000

Turner International

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