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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More about design drawings and model planning

Construction Cost Estimating

Plans are like a set of drawings or two-dimensional diagrams that are used to narrate a place or object or to communicate building or fabrication instructions which are drawn or printed on paper and can take the form of a digital file. Concept drawings. Tender drawings.

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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CostX® 3.50 version is useful for BIM users

Construction Cost Estimating

CostX® is the most recognized BIM estimating solution to look at and takeoff from 3D/BIM models (including IFC). The software is compatible with the leading 3d design packages like Revit®, Archicad®, Microstation®, Tekla® and Google Sketchup® as well as all standard 2D drawings.

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BIM Goes the Dynamite!

Collaborative Construction

The article linked and excerpted below shows the rapid rise of BIM in the built industry, especially among general contractors. The article focuses on the ease with which project managers can access 2D Drawings on iPads, but the use of an actual BIM is just around the corner.

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As UK BIM Mandate Looms Advise Galore on BIM Adoption

Collaborative Construction

As the UK government''s 2016 BIM mandate draws nigh more and more firms are scrambling to figure out how to adopt, deploy and implement BIM effectively. The route to BIM in 10 Steps Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

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BIM Enabled Project in San Antonio

Collaborative Construction

The use of building information modeling (BIM) on the $135 million expansion of Children''s Hospital of San Antonio, which is about 50% complete, was featured in local news story in San Antonio. The link below takes you to a video report which details the use of BIM on the project.

DebunkTheBIM: Reconstructing drawing-sets and the case of the.

DebunkTheBIM

I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Reconstructing drawing-sets and the case of the Great Pretenders.

Turn your pen-and-paper sketches into digital drawings in seconds with this nifty gadget [video]

BD+C

It isn''t exactly news that technology now allows us to draw and write digitally, but that usually involves the use of a tablet PC and a stylus. Soon, there will be a new option for people who enjoy the physicality of pen and paper.

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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Don't Deliver Humpty Dumpty BIM!

Collaborative Construction

Collaborative Construction uses the story to illustrate the insanity of tossing 2D drawings, CAD Files, BIM, and sundry bits and pieces of information over the wall in a built environment. Such Humpty Dumpty BIM is worse, in many cases, than no BIM at all from the owners perspective.

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How to generate reinforcement drawing in Autodesk Advance Concrete 2016

Construction Cost Estimating

In this tutorial, Kabir shows some useful tips for creating reinforcement drawing in Advance Concrete 2016 developed by Autodesk. Create reinforcement drawing efficiently for manual reinforcement like stirrups, straight bars, polygonal bars, meshes etc.

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? Or a stack of A3 drawings? None of the above should be an embracement to those actively promoting BIM? No, let’s draw the line in the sand!

(possible) Roles of BIM in managing Variations

DebunkTheBIM

Nowadays a claim for a variation (and/or EOT) will include massive numbers of drawings, BOQs, complicated P6 schedules and often lengthy narratives. So, BIM-mers out there with a bit of ‘oomph’ give it a go and plant yourselves within your organization’s Claim teams.

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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. 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.

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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SHOP DRAWING creates maximum benefits for construction companies

Construction Cost Estimating

The shop drawing is a drawing or collection of set of drawings, diagrams, illustrations, schedules, and other data or information specifically generated or assembled by the contractor, supplier, manufacturer, subcontractor, or fabricator to demonstrate some portion of the work for the approval of architect or engineer. Within the steel industry a majority of fabricators and detailers prepare shop drawings for pre-fabricated components.

BIM Use… The Real Numbers

Building Information Management

Kreider) that defined BIM uses and looked a actual project, we now have a much better picture of the “BIM State of the Union” BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment. Note how many respondents were using BIM for asset management… less than 10%.

Plotting on the go: 3D-printed mechanical compass can print CAD drawings with high precision

BD+C

Architects Building Owner BIM/IT Contractors Designers Engineers Facility Managers Building Team Dezeen shares the project of design student Ken Nakagaki , who has adapted a device to work with computer aided design (CAD) software to replicate digital files on paper. read more.

BIM for Reinforced Concrete – From Design to Detailing in One Model

BIM & Beam

This is the third blog post in a series that discusses the advantages of working on concrete projects in a BIM process for structural engineers. With the “ results packages ” in the BIM model, code design tools can drive the automatic generation of reinforcement.

Collaborative BIM Advocates Group Announced!

Collaborative Construction

Finith Jernigan, author of the wildly popular "BIG BIM little bim" which serves as a layman's guide to the BIM revolution, is the principle at Design Atlantic , which has provided valuable services to Onuma, Inc. BIM Education Co-op. Collaborative BIM Advocates!

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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.

DebunkTheBIM: How well can you tell? (?If the drawings in front-of.

DebunkTheBIM

I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Monday, April 9, 2012. Give me a couple of sheets of your drawings and I’ll tell who you are!

Collaborative Construction Blog: IPD & BIM Event @ Northwestern.

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. IPD & BIM Event @ Northwestern University.

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Successful BIM Strategy = Focus upon Change Management, or Why is BIM failing?

Building Information Management

For BIM to succeed will require a fundamental changes in how the AEC industry (architecture, engineering, construction) industry does business. Many conclusions can be drawn from Lean Construction’s (BIM’s) adoption lifecycle.

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BIM Strategy for the Built Environment

Building Information Management

Key Considerations for a Successful BIM Strategy. Phasing – Impossible to Implement BIM all a once. as individual drawings, could all be produced directly from the model as a “view” of the required information.” – RICS. Goals.

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BIM Generic Content – UK

Building Information Management

National BIM Library generic content release 2. BIM objects are as much about the embedded data and information as they are about the spaces and dimensions that they represent graphically. The intention of the National BIM Library objects is that they follow the construction work flow.

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BIM Objects, Data, and Information – More than a 3D Pretty Picture – Soooo Much More!

Building Information Management

BIM objects are much more than just graphical representations. All BIM objects have properties, and most also have geometries (although some do not, for example a paint finish). The specification is part of the project BIM, and objects live in the specification.

More Concrete - Tekla BIM for Clark & Grand Hotels

Collaborative Construction

Below is a YouTube video from Tekla comparing and contrasting the BIM with the physical pours / progress on the actual project. Regardless, this demonstrates the rapid rise of concrete in the BIM world.

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GRAITEC BIM Connect available on Autodesk Exchange for Autodesk Revit

BIM & Beam

GRAITEC BIM Connect is available on Autodesk Exchange for Autodesk Revit

Let them play BIM or force them to ditch paper?

DebunkTheBIM

Sometimes, I find that the most useless word, when discussing BIM implementation strategies, is the word ‘useful’. People tend to over use it to justify ‘playing with BIM’. Getting the few modelers of the BIM Department to create PDFs. But face it, this is not true BIM.

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State of the Art in BIM Execution Plans and the CD-BIM

BIM & Beam

This session will present the new National Institute of Steel Detailers (NISD) curriculum for the Certificate of Development in Building Information Modeling (CD-BIM) and the program's sample BIM Execution Plan. Learn what is covered in the sample CD-BIM’s BIM Execution Plan.

BIM and the Estimator

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

I’ve been asked by one of my industry software provider friends to write a piece on the current state of Building Information Modeling (BIM), as it relates to estimating in the here and now. BIM is fully useful now. In the building sector, BIM is largely confined to the design-build arena. Because you need to own the drawings to have sufficient access to the CAD objects, or be on a truly team-oriented project that shares its resources openly among all project players.

The lifecycle of a detail – BIM and butterflies

DebunkTheBIM

And I mean, everything, getting IFC drawings, as-builts, shop-drawings, or magical, know it all 3-7D (+) models. Then, likely the pieces will be designed by a specialist subcontractor, who will prepare connection shop drawings for someone to approve.

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How the Brits View BIM – Buildling Information Modelling

Building Information Management

What is BIM? A multi-dimensional tool, Building Information Modelling (BIM) involves generating a visual model of the building which also manages data about it, at the design stage, throughout the construction phase and during its working life. NBS National BIM Report 2013.

C‘mon, how difficult is it to turn 2000 drawings into a digital model?

DebunkTheBIM

In the world of large scale AEC projects I operate in, I tend to meet people that have had their own ‘first BIM experiences’ finally behind them. The wave of ‘BIM cynics’ of 10-or-so-years ago is now the new-wave of ‘quasi experts’ that slosh around the (still) lucrative end of the industry.

DebunkTheBIM: The entertainment value of BIM

DebunkTheBIM

I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Friday, April 20, 2012. The entertainment value of BIM. I run a pretty versatile BIM department.

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