Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Masonry Phase II/III Project; Masonry Wall Model Definition
Building Information Models (BIM)
January 2015 - July 2015
Professor T. Russell Gentry
Sponsored and funded by the National Concrete Masonry Association David Biggs – BIM-M Initiative
In this project the Georgia Tech team will depart to a degree from our previous approach of being platform neutral. Though we fully support the Open BIM approach and will develop neutral schemas (i.e., IFCs) for masonry wall information models in Phase III, we recognize that Autodesk Revit is the one of the primary BIM authoring tool in use in North America. Therefore, we feel that for maximum impact, we should focus on a single BIM authoring tool first, in order to lead others by example. However it is important to point out our commitment to make our work extensible to other BIM systems through the development of neutral specifications. Therefore, we feel that for maximum impact, we should focus on Revit, while also ensuring that our work is extensible to other BIM systems through the development of IFCs.