A Comprehensive Guide to Building Information Modeling

| August 28, 2019

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At the start of any project, it can feel a lot like piecing together the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle. Projects start off as a concept and it’s up to the team members to determine if this concept can actually be built and how. No set of conditions are ever the same, and even in the unlikely event that an exact copy of a building has already been replicated next door, construction could be carried out completely different due to a variety of unique environmental impacts and even the team members executing.

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