Public Buildings

Best Practices: Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology

Public Works undertook two Building Information Modeling (BIM) studies in 2009 and 2010 that showed BIM was becoming more acceptable in the building industry. Public Works is supportive of the voluntary use of new technologies, such as BIM to enhance the delivery of capital projects. Architects/engineers and design-builders that use BIM may be rewarded with more points in the Request for Proposals process. A number of large County projects under construction are using BIM for design, shop drawings, and coordination. These projects reported a reduction of conflicts between trades, which resulted in time and cost savings.