BIM in Low Cost and Temporary Housing

While BIM has proven its value as the next generation AEC technology for buildings primarily intended for the upper half of society, can it also help in designing low-cost housing that is direly needed for the millions of people who live below the poverty line in so many parts of the world, as well as temporary housing for accommodating large congregations of people when needed? This article provides an overview of a design proposal for low-cost and temporary housing in India that is facilitated by BIM and explores additional work being done in this area.