Through the implementation and use of BIM, designers, architects and engineers can now create an integrated visual model of a building, which can be reviewed and coordinated before actual construction begins, writes Arup's Tristram Carfrae. "Architects, designers and engineers are increasingly adopting the different innovative planning models to deliver sustainable buildings," he says. "It is an exciting time for the building modeling practice in terms of seeing how the design and building performance evolves in the years to come."

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