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3-D models cut construction disputes - and costs

Many companies are turning to Building Image Modeling, or BIM, to create three-dimensional, computer-image models that factor in all kinds of potential construction conflicts - ending the need to rely on two-dimensional drawings. Many companies are turning to Building Image Modeling, or BIM, to create three-dimensional, computer-image models that factor in all kinds of potential construction conflicts - ending the need to rely on two-dimensional drawings. (Building Image Modeling)
By Dave Copeland
Globe Correspondent / March 16, 2009

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In most construction projects, an architect builds a three-dimensional model and then creates two-dimensional drawings for the general contractor and the dozens of subcontractors who are typically involved in a big commercial job. (Full article: 507 words)

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