BIM Use

Design Review

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Description

A process in which stakeholders view a 3D model and provide their feedbacks to validate multiple design aspects. These aspects include evaluating meeting the program, previewing space aesthetics and layout in a virtual environment, and setting criteria such as layout, sightlines, lighting, security, ergonomics, acoustics, textures and colors, etc. This BIM use can be done by using computer software only or with special virtual mock-up facilities, such as CAVE (Computer Assisted Virtual Environment) and immersive lab. Virtual mock-ups can be performed at various levels of detail depending on project needs. An example of this is to create a highly detailed model of a small portion of the building, such as a facade to quickly analyze design alternatives and solve design and constructability issues.

Potential Value

Resources Required

Team Competencies Required

References for Additional Information

Sample Process Map(s)

[Link to Template Process Map - Under Development]

Potential Output Information

Source:  BIM Project Execution Planning Guide, Ver. 2.2 with minor revisions.

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