Solution - Structural Engineering

BIM for structures
Building Information Modeling (BIM) helps structural engineers optimize designs, improve collaboration, and deliver projects faster. Using BIM, structural engineers can make more informed design decisions, automate construction documentation, and produce more constructible designs.



How is BIM used?

BIM is an intelligent, 3D model-based process that helps structural professionals to design, detail, document, and fabricate structural systems. BIM enables project teams to work more collaboratively – helping to optimize designs, improve accuracy, and connect design to fabrication.




See how structural firms are using BIM


For a new airport terminal in Guilin, China, SSEC used BIM to detail, fabricate, and construct a complex steel structure that embodies the area’s distinctive landscape.



Open Project

Open Project designed and detailed a secure, multi-layered structure for the factory and headquarters of Italian fine-jewelry and watch maker Bulgari.



Basler Hofmann AG

Basler & Hoffmann AG embraced BIM throughout an entire building addition project, enabling every stakeholder to work from a single model.



BIM Software for Structural Engineering

Autodesk’s BIM tools help structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators to work more efficiently and improve project outcomes



Featured Resources

BIM Pilot Guide

This Guide Provides an introduction on what successful BIM implementation looks like in practice, and how firms can get started in their project.



The Move from 2D to 3D

Learn how to overcome business challenges and gain a competitive edge by moving to BIM-based structural detailing.



Connecting Design and Construction

This report outlines how designers, fabricators, and contractors are using BIM to collaborate more effectively.