003C2B-SA-001 VA Adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM)  


BIM software uses a relational database to create intelligent building objects and can provide 2D, 3D, 4D, & 5D project views. The use of this innovative technology will improve program tracking, building systems coordination, foster much improved visualization of the design and construction process, and ultimately reduce cost, better manage risk, as well as provide data for operation and maintenance during the life cycle of these buildings. The ability to transfer data between software systems using Industry Foundation Class (IFC) protocol means design information can transfer directly for construction and facility management purposes reducing time, money, and errors.