Fighting climate change
Governments’ awareness of the danger to our ecology must now translate into concrete measures. The legal obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions cannot be achieved with current methods that are outdated and do not allow real-time monitoring.
With the help of evolving technologies, it was logical for “big data” to enter the building universe, which not only contains a wealth of information, but would benefit greatly from connecting them together.
BIM has naturally emerged as one of the solutions with the potential to transform habits and structure the construction industry.
Combatting resource depletion
With a projected global population of over 9 billion by 2050, we are inevitably approaching a shortage of natural resources if we continue to exploit them without restraint. Practices must change radically. The construction industry has a huge role to play in this if we do not want to exhaust quarries, destroy forests and deplete all the sand for tomorrow’s constructions. If we want to guarantee an acceptable standard of living for everyone, we must stop wasting and start thinking about constructions differently.
We are at the beginning of the recycling and sustainability process. But if we want to see concrete changes in behavior, we need to be able to consider alternatives and their consequences and measure the impact of decisions.
This is precisely what BIM will enable us to do.