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Collaboration, BIM and FM

Extranet Evolution

FM is getting more involved with BIM from the earliest stages of a project, and will collaborate more frequently during project delivery. The day therefore repeatedly returned to what government and industry needs to do to get more FM professionals engaged with BIM.

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Finalcad – from BI to BIM

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France-based Finalcad is helping French construction benchmark its quality performance, and building its BIM capabilities. “BIM with Boots On” FinalBIM indicates the direction of travel at Finalcad. Finalcad has developed BIM solutions for structures and for finishes.

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Promises of Cloud-Based BIM

ProCore

While building information modeling (BIM) continues making inroads in the AEC sector, a recent upstart is promising even more benefits to construction projects. Cloud-based BIM opens the technology to new levels of efficiency and collaborative advantages.

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Is BIM the answer?

Extranet Evolution

As a collaboration commentator and occasional BIM speaker, I was one of several bloggers recently asked to comment on the UK’s BIM push for a Microsoft technology blog. Just in case anyone’s interested, here’s the rest of what I wrote … Is BIM the answer to stabilising the industry? I say ‘start’ as there are still large parts of the industry who are either oblivious to BIM or regard it as irrelevant.

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Aconex upgrades BIM capabilities

Extranet Evolution

Aconex has launched a ‘Connected BIM’ product, and a new Digital Manuals capability (but only if you are on Windows). The industry is moving rapidly from 2D drawings and files to multidimensional models and data, as BIM adoption accelerates globally.

Zuuse targeting BIM to FM opportunity

Extranet Evolution

Australian start-up Zuuse ambitiously aims to shake up the facilities management market, bridging the gap from BIM to FM. This company, with offices in Brisbane and Melbourne, provides “ an asset lifecycle solution blending 3D BIM capability, mobility and information management.”

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think project! thinking BIM

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Delivering BIM in the browser is now part of think project! ‘s technology roadmap and it is on track to start its first BIM project in early 2015. No German BIM mandate. BIM in the collaboration cloud in 2015.

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Autodesk raises its BIM cloud game

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BIM-based collaboration. Project teams can extend the BIM collaboration process from Revit to the construction site with Autodesk BIM 360 Field. BIM 360 Field also faces competition from other vendors of SaaS and mobile-based solutions.

BC launch semantic BIM 1.1

Extranet Evolution

The next iteration, BIM module v1.1, has just been released, promising “ data-driven, semantic BIM software to help customers procure, design, construct and maintain assets and infrastructure efficiently” According to BC’s website , version 1.1

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BIM: bigger infrastructure muscle

Extranet Evolution

In the last 12 months, three times more data has been uploaded to the Conject platform than in the corresponding period in 2011/2012, with BIM model files comprising 90% of this growth.

e-Builder boosts its BIM

Extranet Evolution

e-Builder , the Florida, US-based SaaS construction programme management provider has announced today that it has acquired the assets of Scenario Virtual Project Delivery (VPD), a leader in collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology for construction. The web-based system used plug-ins to integrate data from Autodesk’s AutoCAD 3D, Revit and Navisworks, to create a single BIM dataset.

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Conject finally enters the BIM race

Extranet Evolution

Conject is not simply extending its document collaboration approach to embrace BIM. It is deploying key components from across its product portfolio to support the requirements of a BIM Common Data Environment. in marketing its BIM CDE capabilities.

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Infrakit: where BIM meets geospatial

Extranet Evolution

Infrakit is particularly aimed at digital collaboration on infrastructure projects, with strong BIM and geospatial integrations.

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Oumy – record your BIM model comment?

Extranet Evolution

Six years ago in February 2009, I wrote about building information modelling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD) and collaboration. My post was stimulated by two Cadalyst articles by Pete Zyskowski, stressing the importance of communication in BIM.

Aconex to offer free BIM module

Extranet Evolution

Aconex launched its Connected BIM service at the end of October 2014. Assuming the latter, keeping the 3D or BIM functionality free is a wise, if somewhat predictable, step. As I wrote in October , there won’t be a sudden “BIM boom” for the SaaS vendors in 2016.

Think Project! launches BIM toolset

Extranet Evolution

has launched what it describes (see news release ) as “ a comprehensive solution package for BIM collaboration , focusing on project- wide coordination and communication processes.” Sven-Eric Schapke, business development manager BIM at think project!,

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Why BIM U.K. will Fail.

Building Information Management

I just read a post titled “15 Terms Every BIM User Needs to Know” It’s a great list, and you can view the terms and link to the associated article below. BIM effort. “15 Terms Every BIM User Needs to Know” – ( [link] ). BIM Protocol.

Panzura pitching to UK BIM users

Extranet Evolution

Panzura is seeking to raise its UK construction profile, but needs to understand the BIM opportunity. Panzura targeting BIM. But some doubts began to emerge with its peoples’ grandiose claims that it already – from a technology point of view - delivered Level 3 BIM!

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Aconex developing BIM plugins

Extranet Evolution

According to the BIMcrunch blog , Australian construction collaboration company Aconex intends to create more building information modelling (BIM) software plug-ins. AEC BIM Blogs Business/Financial Collaboration Functionality Future Marketing SaaS Vendors Aconex architecture Australia Autodesk collaboration Construction Engineering Revit

BIM: What do owners want?

BD+C

I recently had the opportunity to moderate the Spring BIMForum conference (Conference Theme: BIM: What do Owners Want

BIM = Better information mobility?

Extranet Evolution

I expect if the same survey was undertaken in the UK, where BIM adoption and interest in BIM on mobile devices is exploding, the results would be very different.

Trimble and Nemetschek in open BIM alliance

Extranet Evolution

Trimble and Nemetschek have established a strategic alliance to expand adoption of open approaches to building information modelling (BIM). US-based IT provider Trimble (provider of, among other solutions, SaaS applications Trimble Connect and Project Sight – both launched in late 2014) and the Nemetschek Group (provider of the BIM+ common data environment and the Vectorworks BIM authoring application).

Clearbox BIMXtra starts with BIM

Extranet Evolution

The BIM Common Data Environment, CDE, market in the UK remains very competitive. Its players include vendors previously active in what was sometimes termed document management, file collaboration or project extranets, but there are also newer players for whom BIM was the starting point. B IMXtra is a BIM platform that originated in-house at UK contractor Kier , in its process and engineering division.

For Level 3 BIM, read Digital Built Britain

Extranet Evolution

Last week saw the “launch” of Digital Built Britain , the preferred branding for the UK’s Level 3 Building Information Modelling (BIM) programme. AEC BIM Business/Financial Collaboration Future People issues Web 2.0

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Business Collaborator BIM 1.0 released

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of its core Software-as-a-Service, and its first BIM module, including a “state of the art” model viewer. BC BIM 1.0. BIM 1.0, Newly independent Business Collaborator has announced the latest release, v6.3,

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Why the UK BIM toolkit is a key building block

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The BIM ‘Digital toolkit’ should help UK firms, including SaaS vendors, adopt and then export BIM skills, practices, procedures and standards and apply them in other markets. NBS BIM toolkit. NBS will ultimately be the ‘guardian’ of the BIM toolkit.

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4Projects joins BIM forces with Solibri UK

Extranet Evolution

4Projects , the Sunderland, UK-based SaaS collaboration technology provider (and subsidiary of Viewpoint Construction Software), has announced it is partnering with Solibri UK , the British outpost of the Finland-based software company that provides BIM model validation, QA and interrogation software. Since then, 4Projects has continued to invest in its BIM capabilities, remaining focused on open technologies and a vision of a toolset that can be accessed through a standard web browser.

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What is BIM?

Building Information Management

If you can’t see the whole picture… you can’t appreciate BIM. Hard to believe…perhaps to some… but many /most of us in the Architecture, Construction, Owners, Operations sector still don’t know how to define BIM.

Should This Project Be a "BIM Project"?

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Last week, in a conversation with a newer BIM Manager, we ended up discussing a question that seems to always come up during a firm''s first few years of BIM adoption. In his case, the question was worded: How can I convince my leadership team that a project is a good fit for BIM?

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Builders’ Conference surveying UK BIM uptake

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With the UK government mandating building information modelling (BIM) for public sector projects by 2016, the Builders’ Conference is keen to determine the potential impact of this on the industry ( see news ).

Asset Life-cycle Model, Asset Information Model, and Why BIM Won’t Work

Building Information Management

tried to foster BIM with NBIMS, also others in the world tried PAS this and PAS that, and ISO this and ISO that… the issue remains that standards can’t replace knowledge and competency. Thus the pressure by countries, such as the UK to use BIM is misdirected. The U.S.

Collaborative Construction Blog: BIM Workshops Scheduled with.

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Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC helps owners craft IPD procurement strategies that enable them to acquire BIM enabled infrastructure from integrated teams and helps those teams craft, negotiate and implement integrated agreements. BIM Workshops Scheduled with CITA in Ireland.

More Humpty Dumpty BIM

Collaborative Construction

Now the "consultants" aka trade contractors and specialty designers are complaining that the BIM thrown over the wall by manufacturers is too complicated, forcing the consultants to recreate the wheel. And let''s make to mandate the production of BIM in those silos.

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The Problem with the UK’s BIM Strategy

Building Information Management

The Problem with the UK’s BIM Strategy. The fundamental problem with the UK’s BIM Strategy is found within the following quotation “digital technology is changing the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.”(Source:

BIM Levels Explained

What Revit Wants

Ever wanted to know what the BIM Levels mean? BIM Level 1 BIM Level 2 BIM Level 3 Check out this great sketch: via BIR Leaflet Number 1 at: [link] Heads-up via Case. BIMlevel BIR dutch BIM Level 1 BIM Level 2 BIM Level 3 BIM

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Three Keys to Successful BIM Content Management

What Revit Wants

In the world of BIM, content management is an extremely hot topic. I could write for hours about BIM content in both practical and specific terms, but in this post I want to share just three keys to good management of BIM content.

Docia UK pushing BIM

Extranet Evolution

In the past year, Docia has established a UK foothold independent of its MPS partner, and is now pushing its own BIM capabilities. Overall, this makes working with BIM models and BIM collaboration much more effective and adds value for everyone involved.

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