BIM versus Wiki: The Analogy

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"Despite the fact that AEC professionals have been increasingly using modern communication media such as email, fax, audio conferencing, web conferencing, and so on, the majority of them are not satisfied with their collaboration experience (see the AECbytes article, Reinventing Collaboration across Internal and External Project Teams). Collaboration problems include issues such as delays receiving input, difficulty in quickly retrieving relevant information, difficulty interpreting feedback, or coordination issues. This is where the wiki platform can help. The fundamental concept of wiki and BIM is surprisingly very similar—both enable multiple individuals to access and modify the data and information stored in a single central location (see Figures 1 and 2 showing the BIM and wiki concept respectively). Wiki, however, operates on a more general set of data when compared to BIM and can readily address most of the communication problems faced by AEC professionals." to find oure more...

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