The AIA recently presented Walt Disney Imagineering with its Technology in Architecture Practice Award for successful implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Building Information Modeling uses height, weight, and depth in building design, therefore giving a virtual representation of what the building will look like. Traditional design uses 2D drawings and elevations.
The use of BIM also allows the digital model to be linked to construction scheduled so designers are able to see the process of construction over time.
“Our commitment to collaboration, teamwork, and mutual success enables us to create those magical, innovative experiences in a way that only Disney can do,” said David Van Wyk, WDI project management and integration executive. “When the whole organization is thinking about reinforcing each other’s efforts, it allows individuals the ability to focus on what they need to do to accomplish our shared goals.”
The Shanghai Disney Resort is scheduled to open at the end of 2015.