What does BIM mean for civil engineers?

A few weeks ago, I was on the phone with a civil engineer who needed help with a question he was asked by an architecture firm: "Are you BIM ready?" The civil engineer had a good understanding of the benefits of building information modeling (BIM) for building design, and had ideas about how those benefits might extend to civil engineers. But he wasn’t sure how to answer the question. Did BIM even apply to civil engineers? And if it did, would he have to use new software to be "BIM ready?" What if he wasn’t working on projects that involved buildings? Could he still do BIM?... Read More...