The benefits gained in design mediated by Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology are manifold, among them stand out the early visualization, the generation of accurate 2D drawings, collaboration, verification of design intent, the extraction of cost estimates and performance evaluations. By adopting this modeling technology and using to produce, communicate and analyze architectural or engineering solutions practice is transformed. Therefore, the implementation of this new method of working in architectural design and engineering firms finds resistance, implies in adoption stages where incremental adjustments must occur to overcome difficulties and ensure learning and gaining with the new process. The Architectural and Engineering Office COORDENADORIA DE PROJETOS (CPROJ ), belonging to the School of Civil and Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Campinas, seeks continually innovations therefore incorporated BIM in its design method. This paper presents a practical case, that is, the first large scale project developed with BIM, considered to be a BIM pilot study at CPROJ. The pilot study was the research laboratory of the Center of Molecular and Cellular Engineering of the Boldrini Children’s Hospital. Training efforts and ownership of BIM previous to the pilot study and the pilot study itself are presented. The highlights and lessons learned in this process are summarized. The understanding of how BIM changed the office production and qualitatively benefits achieved are presented.
Dezan, W. V. (2016). BIM no desenvolvimento de projeto: o caso prático do Centro de Engenharia Moleculare Celular do Centro Infantil Boldrini. PARC Pesquisa Em Arquitetura e Construção, 5(1), 52. https://doi.org/10.20396/parc.v5i1.8634544