Unit 1: An introduction to Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or a subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this emerging practice requires new mindsets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control.

AGC's BIM Education Program—developed in conjunction with leading BIM practitioners, technology firms and educators—is designed to prepare construction professionals at all experience levels to successfully implement BIM on a construction project.

Unit 1, second edition discusses how BIM provides contractors with the benefit of improved visualization of a construction project through the use of 3D, 4D, and 5D models, establishes a base of knowledge of BIM terminology and outlines case studies showing implementation.