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Building design & engineering

Deliver higher-quality designs with BIM for building projects

In competitive environments, accurate designs that minimize change orders are key to achieving business objectives. Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) for building design and engineering helps reduce the risk of errors through integrated design, engineering, and fabrication workflows. 

Video: Higher-quality building designs with BIM

Optimize building systems
See how BIM for building design helps coordinate disciplines, maintain accuracy, and move projects from design to fabrication to energy-efficient buildings. (video: 3:32 min.)

Building design industry
Explore BIM workflows, products, trends, and project case studies in architecture.

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Project case studies

Discover how BIM for building projects helps building designers and engineers win more work, improve workflows, and fast-track projects to be more competitive.

Beck Group design

Site-constrained space
Beck Group creates 100 iterations and cuts design time by 1,000 hours.

RLF BIM-mandated health-care facility

BIM-mandated project
RLF meets fast-track project requirements on government hospital project.

Shanghai Tower construction using BIM for modeling

High-rise design
Shanghai Tower project uses BIM and reduces material waste by 32%.

MaineGeneral medical center

Hospital design
BIM helps MaineGeneral achieve goals from construction through O&M.

McCusker-Gill fabrication

HVAC systems fabrication
McCusker-Gill cuts time and materials cost with more accurate detailing.

Business publications

Future of building engineering
The cloud, mobile devices, and big data shape BIM and how engineers work.
 Future of building engineering business brief


Business value of BIM
Read the latest McGraw-Hill Construction report on BIM adoption in North America.
 Business value of BIM in North America


BIM for space management
BIM supports accurate space reporting in health-care facilities.
 BIM for Space Management Whitepaper


Related resources

Video: Higher-quality building designs with BIM

Enhanced health care performance
BIM helps coordinate complex project details to reduce energy consumption.
 Build better health care buildings



Autodesk BIM solutions for building design and engineering help improve building performance, shorten project lifecycles, and connect project stakeholders through integrated collaboration.

Building Design Suite 3D building software

Building Design Suite
Interoperable BIM software for building design.

Fabrication CADmep detailing software for MEP fabrication

Fabrication CADmep
CAD software for detailing and fabrication of MEP systems.

BIM 360 Field cloud-based construction field management software

BIM 360 Field
Cloud-based software for field management.

BIM tools for architectural design, MEP, and structural engineering.

BIM 360 Glue cloud-based BIM collaboration software

BIM 360 Glue
Cloud-based software for project coordination and collaboration.

Robot Structural Analysis Professional

Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Simulation and analysis tools for structural design.