Opportunities and Challenges of Structural Engineers When Using BIM

Technical Article

The bachelor thesis of Daniel Dlubal focuses on presenting and highlighting the chances, advantages and opportunities of BIM when performing structural analysis and design of buildings. The essential information of a structural analysis is shown and the data exchange between CAD and structural engineering software is explained in detail as well.
Moreover, the thesis focuses also on the challenges, obstacles and difficulties which might occur when using BIM. Deriving the structural system of a BIM model as one possible issue as well as the limit of application will be more closely examined.


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