http://www.beck-technology.com - Building information modeling (BIM) is a buzzword in the AEC industry, but is it hype or substantive? First, one must understand that BIM is not just 3-D. BIM is a virtual simulation of the construction and performance of a building prior to the physical construction. BIM has huge potential to minimize waste and increase value. Is it just theory? No. BIM is very real and all players need to prepare for the technological revolution facing the construction industry.