Tag: BIM

Mar 29 2007

BIM and ‘lean construction’

Further to Monday’s post on BIM, I see Nigel Davies at EatYourCAD has written about (Mis)understanding BIM. Helpfully, he starts by explaining what BIM is not – in short, BIM is not 3D, or Revit, or a single database or “single building model”, or Project Lifeycle Management, or even Building Information Modelling (instead, Nigel prefers to …

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Mar 20 2007

Trust and the team

Last week, I touched on the issue of trust in sharing digital design information. It crops up again in an interesting article, BIM and Risk, by Richard Lowe in the US-based “Constructor” magazine (found, by the way, via the CADwire Insights weekly newsletter). He opens with a simple analogy: “The argument in favor of using virtual 3D …

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Mar 14 2007

DWF v PDF v other formats

In my book, I devote a short section to discussion of the file formats commonly used in construction collaboration. A more comprehensive overview of the subject is given in David Harrison’s Stress-free blog, in an article entitled Why Autodesk should ‘Open’ DWF. David extends the analysis beyond my basic comparison of DWF and PDF formats; …

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Mar 02 2007

Viewing design visuals (2)

Having looked at collaboration for viewing marketing collateral, etc, I have just read a fascinating AECbyte by Lachmi Khemlani. In Exploring Second Life and its Potential in Real Life AEC, she describes her (or her avatar’s) first steps into Second Life – the online virtual reality “alternate” world. She describes how one US architectural firm, …

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Jan 25 2007

Tom Dengenis resurfaces

Former Bidcom UK and Asite CEO Tom Dengenis is still actively interested in construction IT. He is now a “a senior manager at BearingPoint, a global management and technology consulting firm”, and has just written an article (Building Information Model: the Solution for Optimizing the Construction Delivery Process) on the US-based Riverguide for Construction Software …

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Jan 12 2007

Collaborative BIM – wow! or what?!

After my ‘extranet’ predictions post earlier this week, I had a think about  Asite‘s Collaborative BIM product, and whether the industry is yet ready for such a thing. Regular readers may recall (see my 10 October 2006 post) that Asite first announced its ‘forthcoming’ collaborative BIM product at a London conference on 4 October. Just over a fortnight …

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Jan 09 2007

‘Extranet Evolution’ 2007 predictions

New Year is traditionally a time for looking back at the significant developments of the year just gone and for looking forward at what may happen in the coming year. For example, there was a lot of activity in the latter respect regarding Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). SaaS analyst Phil Wainewright wrote a series of three SaaS in 2007 …

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Dec 08 2006

Autodesk University – little collaboration buzz

Amid the stream of blog articles discussing Autodesk University 2006, there has been very little about construction collaboration technologies. I had hoped that this major US event, which attracted 7,500 people this year, might have been the platform for Autodesk to make some major announcement, perhaps regarding its Constructware product (following the acquisition earlier this …

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Nov 27 2006

BIM, BIMs or SBIM?

After last week’s Construction Computing Show (see previous post), I have finally got round to reading the show edition of Construction Computing magazine (November/December 2006), which incorporates CAD User. In the latter, there is an article (not yet on the CAD User website) from Mervyn Richards, which I think gives a good, if ultimately somewhat …

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Oct 24 2006

BIM – Asite targets US

Earlier this month, UK-based collaboration vendor Asite announced that it planned to release a collaborative BIM product (see 10 October post). It has just issued a further press release saying it will be announcing (again) the “forthcoming release of Asite Collaborative BIM at the Building SMART Week Conference” in Washington DC next week. BuildingSMART is the recent preferred …

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