Building information modeling in the architectural design phases: And why compulsory BIM can provoke distress among architects

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The overall economical benefits of Building Information Modeling are generally comprehensible, but are there other problems with the implementation of BIM as a formulized system in a field that ultimately is dependant on a creative input? Is optimization and economic benefit really contributing with an architectural quality? In Denmark the implementation of the digital working methods related to BIM has been introduced by government law in 2007. Will the important role of the architect as designer change in accordance with these new methods, and does the idea of one big integrated model represent a paradox in relation to designing? The BIM mindset requires changes on many levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPUTATION: the new realm of architectural design : Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
EditorsGülen Cagdas, Birgül Colakoglu
Number of pages7
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-0-9541183-8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventeCAADe 2009 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 16 Nov 200919 Nov 2009
Conference number: 27


ConferenceeCAADe 2009
SeriesCOMPUTATION: the new realm of architectural design


  • BIM

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