Tag: building information modelling

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 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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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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Mar 30 2007

Asite BIM

  Software news in the latest issue of UK construction industry magazine, Building, talks about Asite BIM, suggesting that the UK project collaboration vendor is “about to shake up the world of online collaboration again with the launch of an online single building model”. “Users will be able to collaborate on the design of the …

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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 26 2007

Use of BIM

In an article, Use of BIM, at AECcafe.com, Susan Smith writes about the difficulty in assessing how widely Building Information Modelling (BIM) is used. She says: “Many vendors would have the public believe that BIM is used in an enormous number of occasions…” but “It is difficult for vendors to qualify where BIM is being …

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