http://www.beck-technology.com - Taking Budgeting to a New Level with Macro BIM in Design Cost Data magazine, July/Aug 2011. In this article, we look at two cases using “macro” BIM software tools to make development go/no go decisions and keep a
target value design on track. Macro BIM is a building information model, made of higher level building elements. It’s used for macrovlevel analysis including visualization, spatial validation, cost modeling/estimating, phasing/sequencing, energy performance, and risk analysis. Macro models are meant to be built quickly, to rapidly analyze
multiple concepts before using a more detailed “micro” BIM tool. Macro BIM authoring tools use parametric variables and inferencing capabilities to quickly build enough relevant data for analysis.