BIM uses 3-D computer modeling to define all the construction and design elements. On the Croker Art Museum that process began with an analysis of the foundation system.
The use of BIM resulted in finding a new approach to waterproofing eliminating what could have been a costly change later in the construction.
A main benefit to BIM is to help establish site logistics for crane placement, traffic flow and complex concrete pours.
With BIM, all the structural steel framing system can be visualizes to help locate all beam penetrations.
BIM aids in the study and coordination of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) system with the structure assisting in the discovery of clash detection