Tag: BIM

Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets

I wrote earlier this week about online meetings, of which one kind is the webinar. Thanks to Sergio Aranda of e-Builder for sending me a link to a recording of an e-Builder webinar featuring Barry LePatner, a US lawyer and author of Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets. LePatner shares his experiences and insights into what is wrong with …

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Collaborative processes help US industry respond to growth pressures

  FMI and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) have released their Eighth Annual Survey of Owners. Based on over 200 responses from a variety of owner types and industries, the survey has both good news and bad news for construction IT. Building information modelling (BIM) technologies are increasingly used, but there is also …

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Share and share alike

Jerry Laiserin ‘s latest AEC Insight column at Cadalyst usefully segments the US market for online plan rooms and what he calls project collaboration networks (PCNs) – ie: construction collaboration technologies as they are described in the UK – as in NCCTP, for example. In Share and share alike (which, in passing, rightly describes the …

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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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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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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!).

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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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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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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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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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