In Building Information Modelling (BIM), a virtual model of a building is created digitally, and is shared with the parties in design, construction, management and operation. The BIM models contain precise geometry and data needed to support the construction, manufacture and procurement activities through which the building is realised. BIM is readily utilised with light steel framing because 3D models are commonly used in design and digital information is used for production of the individual components used in light steel framing systems.
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The use of modular and other lightweight forms of building construction is increasing. The benefits of off-site prefabrication and improved quality in manufacture are being realised for residential buildings, for mixed commercial/housing projects, educational and health sector buildings. (Published 2007)
This hard copy pack includes a series of 18 information sheets and leaflets on the use of Light Steel in Construction. The advantages of using Light Steel include; speed of construction, cost effectiveness, safety and high quality.