There is a change afoot in construction. It's not an architectural thing or an engineering thing. Building information modelling (BIM) is both. And more. It is a software that allows different professionals to work together on the same project.
"BIM is a leap forward," says Melbourne architect Rowan Opat. "You are drawing lines but the lines have meaning. They have attributes. When you draw a wall, that is a wall. The [software] knows a wall is a wall, a floor is floor, a duct is a duct and a roof is a roof, a door is a door."