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BIM I


INNOVATION


Trends, innovations and events shaping foodservice across the world


THE SLOW REVOLUTION


BIM: Switching to the latest computer-aided design methods may be a struggle, but the alternative is worse


The threat posed by criminals to foodservice


workers and customers is nothing new. Is it now time to step up security?


The benefits of adopting building information modelling may be offset by cost and transition time. Yet James Bennett finds resisting change might be a false economy


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slow and steady revolution is taking place on both sides of


the Atlantic, one that will ultimately transform the way buildings are planned, designed, built and operated. And it’s happening through building information modelling (BIM), a process that involves generating and managing digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of places and the equipment fitted in them.


The process heralds an unprecedented approach using collaborative and 3D modelling methods that are expected to usher in great efficiencies to the way designs are created, visualised and then made real.


BIM files can be exchanged in a way that simplifies and accelerates the decision-making process between project partners. In the US, Revit has become the software of choice, >


Keeping your security measures fully operational is as vital as your choice of system


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