Beyond BIM

Buildings are amongst the most complex things produced in the modern economy; and construction projects are amongst the most complicated forms of human organisation. This combination demands that the quality of information on which projects are based should be of the highest possible standard. This is not possible in conventional construction, in which design is based more or less entirely on the use of dumb, line-based, two dimensional drawings. Almost all of the major shortcomings of the construction industry derive directly from this fact. Ray Crotty’s book focuses on the two most fundamental of these deficiencies: the failure to deliver projects predictably: to the required quality, on time and within budget; and the failure of most firms in the industry to make a survivable level of profit. Continue reading