At ESA engineering we make use of BIM design to coordinate the management of complex projects. The Building Information Modelling (known as BIM) is an innovative design approach that includes the generation and management of digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of a building. The resulting information models become shared strategic resources to support the decision-making process. The BIM design follows the entire construction process, starting from the early concept stages, through the design and construction stages leading to the system operational stage and potential decommissioning.
In the building industry, BIM design is known as a 7D technology: