Tag: BIM

Nov 23 2007

Take-up of BIM growing

An article in US journal Building Design & Construction reports that US adoption of building information modelling (BIM) applications is accelerating (thanks to Mel at the Elemental blog for the link). More than a third of roughly 200 owners (collectively representing c.$115 billion in annual construction spending) responding to the 8th Annual Construction Management Association …

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Nov 14 2007

Integrated Product Delivery – quick follow-up

After my post on the new AIA guide last week, a couple of people have been in touch. First, Graham Robinson (who I met earlier this year on a Collaborative Working Champions visit to Magal in Reading) observes: “… the USA lags behind UK to some extent, although they do some things better, particularly standardisation. It …

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Nov 08 2007

Laiserin’s latest lucid column

My previous post (Integrated Project Delivery – US guide) talks repeatedly about Building Information Modelling (BIM). For readers interested in learning more about BIM as a process – as distinct from a set of technologies – I recommend Jerry Laiserin’s latest AEC Insight Column at Cadalyst (To BIMfinity and beyond!). Tweet

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Nov 08 2007

Integrated Project Delivery – US guide

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), with the AIA California Council, has published Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide. This excellent document explains how project teams might move from a traditional approach to project procurement and delivery to a more collaborative, integrated team model. There are similarities with UK initiatives earlier this decade, but this guide also …

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Nov 07 2007

ICT, sustainability and contracts

I met Building sustainability blogger Phil Clark last week for a coffee, and he was good enough to talk about our conversation on Zerochampion. As well as talking about sustainability, the potential contribution of collaboration technologies and the environmental downsides of ICT, we also talked more generally about collaborative working and contracts. Being involved in …

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Aug 08 2007

People, processes and technology

Attend almost any AEC industry conference or seminar where construction collaboration technologies are discussed and you will usually hear something to the effect that successful collaboration is 80% about people and processes and only 20% about the technologies involved (in my book, I even ventured that the balance could be more like 90/10). This type of guidance …

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Jul 20 2007

More on email (and Newforma)

I am a keen reader of Lachmi Khemlani’s AECbytes newsletter, particularly for the insights into what is going on in the USA, and the latest issue is a good example. Lachmi writes about attending ZweigWhite’s AEC Technologies Strategies conference, held in Las Vegas on 7-8 June. As well as some interesting case studies on building …

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Jun 12 2007

e-Builder to make “major announcement”

I read that US construction collaboration vendor e-Builder is planning a major announcement later this month that will have a “resounding impact in the industry for years to come”. I am intrigued. Mind you, the last time I got interested in such a pre-announcement it was only UK vendor Asite‘s build-up to the launch of its collaborative BIM product (and I …

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Apr 19 2007

BuildingSMART Conference, London

I attended the BuildingSMART conference in London yesterday and, as with many UK construction IT events these days (and despite the presence of significant delegations from Scandinavia and the US), found myself meeting a few familiar faces. Asite people, including CEO Tony Ryan and technical director Nathan Doughty, were there in force to support a demonstration of their …

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Apr 17 2007

BIM – realistically, still over the horizon

AECcafe.com has reprinted a couple of interesting articles from AIArchitect by Michael Tardif, both on the subject on Building Information Modelling (BIM): Faith-based BIM (originally published 27 October 2006) BIM 2011: A Five-year Forecast (5 January 2007) BIM “not yet” The first article starts by echoing an argument I made in my book in that, despite …

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