The MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum Joins Forces with AU

BIM & Beam

If you’ve been a part of the MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum in the past, you know what a unique event it is—a place to learn how technology is changing the game for those who detail and fabricate MEP and structural systems. Events Fabrication

Driving Rebar Fabrication and Field Activities with BIM

BIM & Beam

Watch benefits of extracting BIM data to drive fabrication and field activities for the rebar supply chain, and how the rebar industry connects BIM to fabrication and the field to make the process more efficient

BIM to Fabrication for Timber Prefab

BIM & Beam

We see engineers and builders using #StrucSoft #MWF for Revit to generate BIM-based structural analysis, design and detailing documentation and CNC files that drive #Howick machines.

Registration now open for the MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum 2017

BIM & Beam

We’ve got your back at the MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum 2017. Are you a contractor, engineer, detailer, estimator, or fabricator? Learn the latest trends in BIM workflows by knowledgeable technical experts who really understand your business.

Move quickly from design to fabrication with Autodesk Advance Steel 2017

BIM & Beam

The latest version of Advance Steel adds a host of new features and enhancements that help improve productivity and usability, and allow fabrication documents to be drafted and documented more easily to support BIM enabled workflows. Easy Access to Fabrication Data.

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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Advance Steel in Autodesk AEC Collection

BIM & Beam

Structural engineers, detailers and fabricators struggle with siloed teams, disconnected workflows, and varying software platforms that do not integrate seamlessly. This requires manual processes to bridge gaps which can lead to expensive errors and fabrication waste.

Advance Steel Tips, Tricks, and Workflows You’ll Want to Try at the Office

BIM & Beam

For this post, I’m going to summarize some of the Advance Steel tips and tricks that I described in my class “Advance Steel Tips, Tricks, and Workflows You’ll Want to Try at the Office” during the Autodesk University MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum 2017.

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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BIM Guide for Owners – Building Information Management, Model, Modeling

Building Information Management

BIM Planning Guide for Facility Owners”. B IM / BIM 3. BIM allows all stakeholders to have access to the same information at the same time through interoperability between technology platforms. From a BIM planning perspective there are multiple levels to be considered: .

Segmentation of Precast Walls in Revit

BIM & Beam

On the Segmentation Tab we define rules for splitting based on fabrication, transportation or other functional requirements. Watch video: For more posts on structural precast in Revit, check out these past articles on BIM and Beam: Structural Precast for Revit – Configuration Settings.

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Autodesk MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum

BIM & Beam

A full day of the Autodesk MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum might just be the most cost-effective education and professional development opportunity you have all year. Increase your knowledge of BIM workflows : There’s a schedule of technical classes for any skill level.

Filling in BIM Gaps - EastCoast Design to Fabrication

Revit OpEd

EastCoast CAD/CAM announced on November 30th that they are now supporting a workflow from AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP models to their fabrication software. The workflow eliminates redrawing, and delivers fabrication-ready models inside AutoCAD MEP for final detailed coordination and downloading to highly efficient sheet metal plasma cutting machines.

Watch The Demo Of Advance Steel, A Powerful 3D BIM Steel Detailing Software

Construction Cost Estimating

Advance Steel is a powerful BIM based software that offers streamlined solution to 3D steel detailing. The software offers huge benefits to Structural engineering professionals to speed up the process for design, steel detailing, steel fabrication, and steel construction.

IWMS vs. BIM

Building Information Management

BIM is the “life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology”. Cloud computing is transforming the very fabric of how we all conduct business on a daily basis. IWMS vs. BIM? Uncategorized Best Practices BIM iwms IWMS is dead IWMS vs. BIM STRATEGY

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BIM & BEAM: Design to Fabrication for Structural Engineers at.

BIM & Beam

Arup uses 3D printing to fabricate one-of-a-kind structural steel components

BD+C

Using the latest 3D printing techniques, or more accurately, "additive manufacturing," the Arup team has produced a design method for critical structural steel elements for use in complex projects.

BIM and Beam blog has been moved

BIM & Beam

The blog will continue to evangelize Autodesk’s BIM story for the structural industry, and provide structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators with news, tools, and inspiration for their business. Visit our new website: [link].

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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Trimble introduces new software series of Tekla to streamline BIM analysis & design process

Construction Cost Estimating

Trimble recently launched three new versions of its building information modeling (BIM) and analysis & design software like Tekla Structures 2016 , Tekla Structural Designer 2016 and Tekla Tedds 2016 for engineering and construction professionals.

Does a BIM Requirement Stop You From Bidding?

Carol Hagen

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become an industry standard on complex construction projects. As more Construction owners reap the benefits of BIM, more projects add a modeling component. Get Educated on BIM. The Associated General Contractors of America has an excellent publication “The Contractor’s Guide to BIM” that is a great place to start. Consider Outsourcing while You’re Learning BIM. BIM also Leads to other Technology.

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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Adding Grout Tubes to Precast Walls using Dynamo

BIM & Beam

Watch video: For more posts on structural precast in Revit, check out these past articles on BIM and Beam: Segmentation of Precast Walls in Revit. The post Adding Grout Tubes to Precast Walls using Dynamo appeared first on BIM and Beam.

BIM, Value Management, Life-cycle Cost Management

Building Information Management

BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. Building in this context involve the building’s fabrics, structure and engineering services.

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.

The Precast Show

BIM & Beam

Technologies provided by companies like Progress have been automating fabrication processes in Europe and Asia for several years now. To learn more about the latest Autodesk BIM technologies available for precast concrete, check out Tomasz Fudala ’s posts here.

Report on BIM & the Bottom Line Event

Collaborative Construction

The benefits and challenges of web-based Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) productivity gains and were shared with attendees by an integrated team of IPD and BIM professionals. Michael Bordenaro is the co-founder of the BIM Education Co-op and writes frequently about BIM from Chicago.

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Structural Precast for Revit – Configuration Settings

BIM & Beam

For more posts on structural precast in Revit, check out these past articles on BIM and Beam: Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit Software Overview. The post Structural Precast for Revit – Configuration Settings appeared first on BIM and Beam.

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Construction Disruption – BIM, Cloud Computing, and Efficient Project Delivery Methods

Building Information Management

The disruptive digital technologies of building information modeling (BIM) and cloud computing, combined with emergent collaborative construction delivery methods are poised to alter the status quo, ushering in increased levels of collaboration and transparency. A disruptive technology is one that alters the very fabric of a business process or way of life, displacing whatever previously stood in its place. By Peter Cholakis.

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BIM Level of Development Specification – LOD

Building Information Management

To accomplish the document’s intent, its primary objectives are: To help teams, including owners, to specify BIM deliverables and to get a clear picture of what will be included in a BIM deliverable. To provide a standard that can be referenced by contracts and BIM execution plans.

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Top 10 Features in Advance Steel 2018

BIM & Beam

The post Top 10 Features in Advance Steel 2018 appeared first on BIM and Beam. Steel Detailing Steel Fabrication Advance Steel akn_include NewsThe new release of Advance Steel 2018 has been out for a few months now.

GRAITEC BIM Connect available on Autodesk Exchange for Autodesk Revit

BIM & Beam

GRAITEC BIM Connect is available on Autodesk Exchange for Autodesk Revit

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.

With BIM, steel detailing can be delivered fast. See how Autodesk customer TSI Structures did it.

BIM & Beam

We’re excited to share this great customer story from UK based fabricator TSI Structures. They used BIM-based workflows between Autodesk Revit and Advance Steel to reduce their anticipated schedule time by approximately 20 percent.

OMNICLASS vs. UNICLASS / UNICLASS2 – BIM Ontology

Building Information Management

These would then need to map to each other and to the Work Results Table, in order to properly integrate the specification component of the building information model (BIM) along the project timeline. This means that the Work Results Table, plus SectionFormat, can’t properly serve BIM, which requires mapping between objects of different classes in the object hierarchy (e.g. Fabric example. OmniClass™ Work Results: a critique (source: NBS.com).

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TFM Article – BIM, Cloud Computing, IPD and JOC

Building Information Management

As they pass the emergent stage, BIM and cloud computing will continue to impact project delivery. The disruptive digital technologies of building information modeling (BIM) and cloud computing, combined with emergent collaborative construction delivery methods are poised to alter the status quo, ushering in increased levels of collaboration and transparency. BIM is the life cycle management of the built environment, supported by digital technology.

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Critical Issues and BIM – NIBS buildingSMART alliance conference – January 7-11, 2013

Building Information Management

Efficient construction delivery methods (IPD – integrated project delivery, JOC – job order contracting), cloud computing, and BIM are all integral components. Symposium Title: Integrating BIM: Moving the Industry Forward. Friday: BIM Academic Education Symposium. Building information modeling (BIM) is beginning to fundamentally change the building industry in a very positive way. The week will close with the BIM Academic Education Symposium.

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