AIA Digital Documents

Collaborative Construction

I wrote the summary of the AIA Digital Documents below a few years back but it responds well to recent questions I received regarding digital protocols generally. Another indispensable instrument, the ConsensusDocs 2015 BIM Addendum , deserves close consideration by any team seeking to develop a practical BIM Protocol. When the AIA updates its digital suite of documents Collaborative Construction will review those new instruments. AIA Digital Documents Summary James L.

Overview of BIM 360 Design

BIM & Beam

BIM 360 Design is Autodesk’s cloud worksharing, design collaboration, and data management product for improved project delivery. Document Management module for data management, access controls, and web and mobile collaboration.

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AIA contract document updates include new BIM, digital data provisions

BD+C

The AIA Documents Committee has revamped standard contract documents regarding Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other digital data. The first standard forms for BIM were released a decade ago, and much has changed regarding BIM practices since then.

Bullied by BIM? Fight back! Go paperfree!

DebunkTheBIM

Despite BIM having been around for 3+ decades, it is by no means embraced by the global AEC. Most of the industry is uneasy about the BIM thing, yet there is rarely meaningful discussion about it. Ditch the paper in your work no matter if you are pro-or-against BIM.

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AIA Digital Practice Documents for Review

Collaborative Construction

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently published a draft set of Digital Practice Documents worthy of consideration by integrated teams interested in providing BIM enabled facilities and infrastructure in an integrated project delivery (IPD) environment.

Rebar in Revit: Power up your productivity with BIM Designers

BIM & Beam

Advance BIM Designers is a BIM solution for improving structural project management. It helps users to create, design, document, track and control structural members of a BIM project while also working in multiple BIM environments.

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The Future Of Construction – BIM

Geniebelt

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be a valuable tool in the hands of anyone who works in construction. That’s why, it’s critical for all construction agents to be aware of the different BIM maturity levels. What BIM Actually Is. Those are known as BIM maturity levels.

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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.

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Sharing BIM with your Construction Team

Carol Hagen

The pervasiveness of BIM has proved to bring complexity in communications for extended construction team mebers. BIM in a Browser. One way to allow viewing of your project BIM views is in a browser. Render 3D BIM in a PDF. Web Collaboration with the BIM Novice.

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When is BIM not BIM?

Building Information Management

BIM, Building Information Modeling, actually consists of three M’s… BIM3 if you will… Modeling, Models, and Management. Major culture change across all stakeholders must take place before BIM can be understood, let alone practiced, on a widespread basis.

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U.K. National BIM Survey Released 2012 – BIM in UK as Confusing as in the US?

Building Information Management

Latest BIM Adoption Figures for the UK. Highlights: BIM Awareness. Attitudes towards BIM. 31% of construction professionals are now using BIM – up from 13% in 2010 (to what degree appears uncertain however). BIM is very much more a verb than a noun. BIM Process.

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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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BIM Technology Road Map

Building Information Management

It’s the integration of Cloud Computing, BIM, and Efficient Collaborative Construction Delivery Methods (IPD, JOC, PPP…) that will improve productivity in the AECO sector.

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BIM Blog Plug - Practical BIM

Revit OpEd

Antony McPhee has been using Practical BIM to document his thinking on the subject of BIM; design and construction project planning. Apart from researching the various documents available today he's been trying to express what he thinks the process could or should look like based on his experience. Back in September he did a series of posts to review the "BIM in Practice" document from the Australian Institute of Architects. Blogs Plugs BIM Research

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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:

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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:

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The 4 Dimensions of BIM

Building Information Management

Results from the 2012 BIM Maturity (BIMM) Study, Purdue University. The 4 (4) dimensions of BIM are: Process, Information, People, and Technology. BIG DATA = BIM.

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BIM Requires IPD.

Building Information Management

BIM requires some form of Integrated Project Delivery… Period. BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. BIG DATA = BIM. Why you say? Simple.

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3D, 4D, 5D BIM Growth — UK

Building Information Management

A recent study by NBS provides a snapshot of BIM (Building Information Modelling) implementation within the UK’s construction industry. BIM_Report_Infographic_2013.

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Stuart Olson's Tanner Clark Discuss BIM with CANBIM

Collaborative Construction

Tanner Clark, the Director of BIM and VDC at Stuart Olson out of Canada was interviewed recently by Bard Shapiro of the Canadian BIM Council. It's good to see adoption of BIM and VDC up north! Stuart Olson: Embracing BIM Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance James L.

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BIM for Reinforced Concrete – Rebar clash prevention

BIM & Beam

This article is the continuation of a conversation that I started with the blog post depicting the value of BIM for Concrete and continued with from 2D to 3D with rebar detailing. Screenshots from a web browser containing BIM 360 viewer). Concrete Detailing Detailing BIM Concrete

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Collaborative Construction Blog: PSU Updates BIM Guides

Collaborative Construction

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. PSU Updates BIM Guides. These documents, like those published by PSU in the past, will prove invaluable to built industry professionals deploying BIM tools in the real world. Nemetschek Vectorworks - 3D BIM Design Software.

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BIM and Facility Management – GSA’s View

Building Information Management

GSA’s Office of the Design and Construction is currently encouraging, documenting, and evaluating the use of BIM technologies to support facility management and building operations. BIM - Life Cycle Facility Management. BIM Guide Series 08- Facility Management v1.

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BIM Workshops Sessions and Data

Revit OpEd

I gave presentations at three of the four BIM Workshops this year. That gave each BIM Workshop a broad reach while drawing on local talent too. I just waited until the last event was concluded (and I needed a little time to update the documents a bit).and Keep an eye on the BIM Workshops site for next year's details as they become available. BIM BIM Workshops Data Download Events Presentations Shared Coordinates Speaking Visibility

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Debunking another BIM myth: FM enabled BIM models do not automatically pop out of Construction BIM models

DebunkTheBIM

For years I’ve been consistently preaching that BIM can be started at any point of a construction project lifecycle and it can be successful. They are often used as the motive (excuse) for forcing BIM onto project in the first place – i.e. during design and construction.

BIM and BuildingSMART… and The the Official Definition of BIM

Building Information Management

buildingSMART International – A neutral, international and unique not for profit organisation supporting open BIM through the life cycle. The BIM Evolution Continues with OPEN BIM Draft V8 20120131. What is BIM? What is OPEN BIM? OPEN BIM energizes the on-­?line

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BIM 2015 Reader Survey - Standard Form Documents, Execution Plans and COBie - What's Your Experience?

Construction Dive

Have you encountered or used building information modeling (BIM) on any of your projects? Are you interested in BIM but don''t know where to begin? BIM seems to highly regarded by those who have made the transition. Architects and engineers find BIM allows projects to be completed faster while making it easier to make design changes. But BIM may not be suited for all projects, or all construction professionals.

Definition of BIM – Building Information Modeling – Defintions from Various Sources

Building Information Management

‘Building Information Modelling (BIM) is digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility creating a shared knowledge resource for information about it forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life cycle, from earliest conception to demolition.”

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BIM IP

Building Information Management

When discussing BIM with those yet to take it up the topic of Intellectual Property invariably comes up. It is so important to them it comes across as a major reason they are not using BIM (although I suspect it is more of an excuse). For some reason BIM authors (architects, engineers, etc) think that because they create the initial BIM information they have the right to full control and to charge for the BIM model throughout the life of the building.

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Can one trust a BIM-mer, that is not personally practicing ‘paperfree’?

DebunkTheBIM

Why would the good character or even the BIM knowledge of a person be undermined by a paper-notebook and a pen? None of the above should be an embracement to those actively promoting BIM? but not on paper…oh, what a feeble pun) You BIM? A provocative question. Of course, one can.

United States National BIM Standard V3

Building Information Management

As Chair of the National BIM Standard 3.O – NBIMS.US. V3 – Terminology SubCommittee, please note that the long awaited document is now available… if you can download 100+ MB’s!

The Value of NBIMS = The Value of BIM?

Building Information Management

The primary focus of the NBIMS-US™ is to provide open standards to transform the currently inefficient and ineffective life-cycle management of the built environment… Is this not the same value provided by BIM? Identify specific reference standards that are used for BIM.

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Picture book documenting: a good way to ease into BIM!

DebunkTheBIM

The basic principles of A3 based ‘picture book documenting’ are not that different from traditional drafting, the aim being to achieve: 1.

BIM is NOT 3D Visualization – 4D, 5D ….

Building Information Management

Building Information Modeling, BIM, is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. As such, the core requirements of BIM include collaboration, standardized information, multiple domain competencies, and several supporting interoperable technologies.

The Reasons BIM is Going Nowhere Fast

Building Information Management

Software developers, regulators and building professionals should support the development of building information modeling (BIM ) for use as an automated code-checking tool that can improve compliance and streamline the approval process. Until our industry and our Nation realizes the importance of efficiently managing the life-cycle of the built environment and defines processes and deploys digital tools to support requisite changes, BIM doesn’t have a chance.

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Current and Future Use of BIM – 2013 – UK

Building Information Management

The study centered upon the development of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the UK construction industry and its pontential affect on the role of the client’s construction manager (CM). BIM in the UK was not as advanced as claimed in the literature. ” BIM Market Share: .

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There is ONE critical thing every building-project owner should know about BIM!

DebunkTheBIM

When it comes to BIM, the industry seems to split neatly over two groups: One, a tiny one is made up of those that publicly accept to know absolutely nothing about BIM and are happy to stay as such. Let them eat their make-believe BIM cake, what do I care? BIM, standard BIM.

BIM Just Isn’t Happenning

Building Information Management

Several arguments can be made as to why BIM is not gaining any real traction -. Lack of confidence that BIM as an ongoing program will succeed. Limited understanding of all BIM-related knowledge domains and associted technologies. - Read the below.

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BIM ( Building Information Modeling ), Cloud-computing, Changement Management, and Architecture, Engineering, and Construction – III

Building Information Management

BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment support by digital technology. Primary failures and relative lack of progress relative to BIM occur due to lack of applying information to resolve planning, resource allocation, and execution in a timely, collaborative manner.

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AIA Releases new Documents

Construction Lawyer Blog

The American Institute of Architects has announced a series of new documents available with the latest version of the AIA Contract Documents software. These include new BIM and Digital Documents; a new document family, Program Management ; and three free guides. These documents anticipate the involvement of additional consultants such as a program manager and a design manager, in addition to the traditional architect(s).