Opinions differ on exactly how, and indeed how...
I've been with Arup for twelve years, working as both a structural engineer and as part of the global building information modelling implementation group within the firm.
I view design as a creative process and my personal interest lies in exploring and mapping the processes we follow to better understand how the choices we make, and the tools we use affect the outcomes we deliver.
To me BIM is the ultimate enabling process for the construction industry. It brings a traditionally fragmented process together around a unified flow of information to create a genuinely holistic vision for continuous improvement of the built environment around us.