"BIM" or Building Information Modelling has a proven track record of decreasing the cost and time of project delivery and improving the quality of the final constructed product. Early BIM demonstration projects have achieved savings of around 20% in the phase, some projects are expected to make a 33% cost savings over the life of the project and future projects are targeting even greater savings.
For this reason, BIM is used around the world in countries including Scandinavia, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. In the United States, the General Services Administration established the National 3D-4D BIM Program in 2003 and the use of BIM on projects have grown steadily.
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