Increasingly, owners grasp the value of data embedded in 3-D BIM models for downstream operations tasks like work order management and equipment maintenance. Yet as 3D software evolves long past construction completion, data that’s embedded in a model presents accessibility challenges and potentially compromised integrity. John Tobin, our Building Technology Leader and NY Office Director, envisions a future where a new breed of tools like Power BI, Tableau and Dynamo puts data – not the model – at the center of a building database. These new visualization capabilities are already simplifying and enriching the ability of facilities managers and designers to leverage the power of building information (BI) data — and the future of BIM will look more like BI(m).
For a deep dive into what BIM looks like without the M, head over to John’s article in Building Design + Construction