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Building Information Modeling - BIM

Definition:

"Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition."

For the professionals involved in a project, BIM enables a virtual information model to be handed from the design team (architects, surveyors, civil, structural and building services engineers, etc.) to the main contractor and subcontractors and then on to the owner/operator; each professional adds discipline-specific data to the single shared model. This reduces information losses that traditionally occurred when a new team takes 'ownership' of the project, and provides more extensive information to owners of complex structures.

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STACK EFFECT or CHIMNEY EFFECT

What is it and how do you deal with it?
So, you get in the elevator and push the button for the 32nd floor.  The doors open and it feels like you are in a wind tunnel.  What the heck is going on?  This is the Stack effect.
  

 

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