What is BIM?
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.
What is VDC?
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is the process of using three dimensional digital software within the design process in order to integrate multidisciplinary performance models for collaboration. VDC emphasizes coordination, collaboration and integrated working environments to produce a final coordinated construction model.
How can these help my project?
Imagine a world where all conflicts and issues across multiple disciplines could be coordinated in pre-construction prior to any shovel being placed in the ground. This is where BIM and VDC shine. A fully coordinated model not only helps for the construction effort but can also prove to be very useful later in the life of the building when its time to renovate or replace equipment.