An internal culture of collaboration is vital for a company to effectively adopt building information modeling, Steve Watt writes. To realize the value of BIM tools, designer and contractor must agree on the amount of information to be represented in the building model. "Having a common understanding and clear expectations will actually ease tensions and place efforts in the direction that will bring value to the project," writes Watt. "This, after all should be about adding value and not just embracing technology."

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