What is BIM, or Building Information Modeling? While building is largely the focus, the information and modeling process have revolutionized the way we design and deliver projects and is the foundation of digital transformation in the AEC industry. These digital representations of both physical and functional characteristics allow us to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain the built world. Landscape architects have been slow to adopt the BIM process for a multitude of reasons, but it has grown increasingly clear that there is tremendous benefit to our staff, our projects, our teams and our clients.
Collaboration is at the core of our business. To create successful projects, we constantly balance architectural design, civil engineering, landscape design, and more with the natural environment. A decade ago, you could find all consultants working in 2D CAD, but today we see Revit, Civil3D, GIS and a host of other online collaboration tools. It takes a knowledgeable team to blend these files together into a clear picture.
For years RVi has filled a niche to provide 3D model and visualization, but in 2021, we took the leap into Revit as a BIM solution. Now, in our second year, we have a fully integrated BIM team delivering projects of all scopes and scales. This integration has enabled us to actively participate in BIM modeling, model sharing and real time visualization with our project teams and clients. With almost 60% of architects and engineers now utilizing BIM on most of their projects, RVi can keep pace and more effectively interface with these vital team members. Compared to traditional CAD approaches, BIM data can be interpreted through a multitude of representations and its accessibility leads to better informed design decisions and fewer errors made in the field.