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Michelin Factory Revitalisation

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The term Building Information Modeling (BIM) was first coined in the Eighties by American research centres. An IT system providing better management and control during planning and execution phases, BIM gradually spread to many sectors of the design and construction industry. To use it, architects need to become acquainted with latest generation operative software. BIM creates a virtual model of a given building using all input information and presenting it in various forms. 3D project analysis and spatial and functional projections are just two examples of the sort of modelling provided. The system also assesses materials under given conditions, and can study specific building sections. It carries out structural analyses, calculates technical plant requirements, energy consumption and building systems, and calculates and plans the various construction phases. The model can be altered...

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