Tag: BIM

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BIM boom?

The BIM boom, an article in the US-oriented Concrete Construction Online, gives a good overview of building information modelling (BIM) in the AEC industry, with author Andy O’Nan suggesting everyone needs to prepare for the eminent technological revolution facing the construction industry. However, he stresses there are some major hurdles to overcome, particularly relating to …

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Building: the survival issue

This week’s issue of UK industry magazine, Building, has been dubbed the survival issue. After the usual gloomy news of more job losses and companies going bust, there are a series of features on topics like how to spot signs of recovery (not for some time yet, it seems), how to survive the recession, and …

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BIM and social media

Last month, Birmingham-based architect Rob Annable of Axis Design spoke at Ecobuild on BIM and social media (see post). The Building Sustainable Design blog has just published a guest post by Rob in which he elaborates on that presentation – it’s well worth reading. (Thanks, Rob for the Be2camp mention!)

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2D to 3D: still a work in progress

Estimates regarding the adoption of building information modelling (BIM) vary depending on who you talk to, where they are based, and what kind of role they have. About 18 months ago, for instance, an American survey estimated that about 35% of building owners had tried BIM on one or more projects (see my post), while …

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The power of collaboration in product development

A lot of my time is focused on how teams collaborate during design and construction of new buildings and other assets, and it is easy to forget that collaboration should extend throughout the supply chain, including the manufacturers of many of the components that are used in our projects. On his PLM and Profitability blog …

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A new blog, a new direction

Sharp-eyed visitors to this blog may have noticed a new RSS feed in the side-bar – from pwcom. This is my new blog focused on PR, marketing and Web 2.0, with a strong bias towards how these are used in the architecture, engineering, construction and property sectors. I have discussed Web 2.0 a lot in …

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Information modelling for greener buildings

Information modelling for greener buildings was the title of an excellent seminar at Ecobuild in London yesterday afternoon on building information modelling (BIM). Well chaired and introduced by Richard Saxon (ex-BDP), the session also featured presentations from: James Warne (environmental engineering director, BDP) on BIM and sustainability Nick Nisbet (AEC3) on BuildingSMART, IFCs and SMARTcodes …

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BIMserver.org: right technology, right time?

David Harrison’s latest StressFree blog posting talks about BIMserver and the potential of server-side BIM. It is a fascinating post, describing how the University of Eindhoven-based BIMserver.org project combines building information modelling (BIM) software and open source server technologies, rather than being reliant upon workstation-based CAD software. And this is no blue-sky project – it …

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SolidWorks and CADaaS

Several times over the past year or so (most recently in January), I have blogged about the possibility that CAD, or even BIM applications might be delivered on a Software-as-a-Service basis. Reading Ralph Grabowski’s Upfront Ezine (Issue 592, 17 February 2009), I read his account of SolidWorks World 2009 and the ‘wish-list’ presentation of SolidWorks’ …

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