BI(m): BIM data without models


Over the last several years, owners have begun to grasp that BIM can deliver more than just 3D models and better trade coordination.

A Guide to BIM

John Chaney

If you work in construction, you can’t escape the buzz around business information modeling (BIM) , the 3D modeling method used to communicate information throughout the design, build and lifecycle of a project. What Is BIM? Benefits of BIM.

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Essential BIM Terminology

John Chaney

Often just considered 3D design, building information modeling (BIM) also acts as a collaborative work platform. Viewpoint’s software integrates with BIM to enhance collaboration. To harness BIM to its fullest potential, it’s important to know what each party is taking about.

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Building Information Modeling - BIM - Experiencing Explosive Growth

Collaborative Construction

A new study finds a rise in the use of BIM tools, with growth in Asia especially impressive. The world BIM market is expected to reach a value of $11.7 Furthermore, BIM is forecast to gain increasing adoption across various sectors such as commercial and infrastructure construction.

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

Building Information Management

BIM Planning Guide for Facility Owners”. Building Information Management, Model and Modeling. B IM / BIM 3. effectively developing an asset lifecycle process and model from conception to final retirement.

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.

Building Information Model as an effective cost estimating software

Contractor Bookkeeping

Building Information Modelling (BIM Today's Guest Article Is From K. Shakti Prasad.

3 ways MEP Contractors can reap the benefits of BIM

Contractor Bookkeeping

It is a known fact that Building Information Modelling (BIM) has changed the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC) Industry for the better enabling cost savings and better coordination between everyone involved in the construction process.

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BIM: Sharing is caring


For more than a decade Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been increasing its market share as the primary documentation tool for the architectural practice. BIM promises a more collaborative and integrated design and (hopefully) construction process.

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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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Why It’s Time for Contractors to Adopt Collaborative BIM

John Chaney

Building Information Modeling (BIM) isn’t a new concept in construction. Despite its benefits, however, BIM adoption isn’t as widespread in construction as some might think, according to recent industry findings. BIM Could Soon Be Necessary. Numerous Benefits of BIM.

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Asset Competency Model – Note 1001

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model – Note 1001. Owners must understand and deploy Asset Competency Models in order to efficiently manage the built environment, or for that matter, even consider full BIM. FOCUS UPON LEADERSHIP.

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. Revit-model-driven structural-analysis. Let’s assume a conceptual model is received from the architect.

BIM Basics 2014 – Building Information Modeling, Models, and Management

Building Information Management

BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by technology. Uncategorized 2014 and Managment basics BIM building information modeling job order constracting job order contact Models TCO total cost of ownership

Is a BIM Mandate Coming to the US?

John Chaney

As we discussed in a recent blog post , the JBKnowledge 2017 Construction Technology report found that building information modeling (BIM) adoption in the United States has been fairly slow, with only 27 percent of construction companies having a BIM department.

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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. How does BIM work?

Good BIM or BAD BIM?

Collaborative Construction

Building information models (BIM) provide built industry professionals with an array of tools, views and processes that support efficient delivery of (BIM)X enabled facilities and infrastructure. Good BIM, which supports such delivery, occurs with an unfortunate rarity.

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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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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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Forensic BIM: Using modeling to resolve disputes and claims

Construction Dive

With disputes in the industry averaging $21 million, the ability to use BIM to retrospectively verify that the scope of work completed matches what the contract required could save millions in some lawsuits

5 Ways BIM Can Help You Reach LEED Certification

John Chaney

It involves a lot of components, but thanks to building information modeling (BIM), it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Below we look at five key ways BIM and Viewpoint integrated construction software can help projects meet LEED certification.

JLG Expands BIM Library

Construction Equipment

JLG has added more product data to its building information modeling (BIM) library, making the entire product line available for download. Data can be downloaded from, with select models available directly from, the company said.

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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. Learn more: The post Overview of BIM 360 Design appeared first on BIM and Beam.

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ISO publishes first global BIM standards


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published the first global Building Information Modeling (BIM) standards

Understanding Building Information Modeling

Contractor Magazine

Questions contractors ask when using BIM

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Bullied by BIM? Fight back! Go paperfree!


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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AI program 'spell checks' a BIM model's code compliance

Construction Dive

UpCodes AI scans 3D models and flags any areas that do not meet the latest building code requirements, the company said

Sharing BIM with your Construction Team

Carol Hagen

The pervasiveness of BIM has proved to bring complexity in communications for extended construction team mebers. There are numerous ways to share models with owners, architects and major specialty contractors but what do you do to make it easier for the other subcontractors and suppliers?

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Asset Competency Model & Efficient Facility Management #101

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model & Efficient Facility Management #101. Until Owners understand and are capable of organizational wide deployment of ASSET COMPETENCY MODELS, productivity across the AEC and Facility Management sector will remain poor. What is an ASSET COMPETENCY MODEL?

How BIM is empowering safety on site


In most cases, the discussion around Building Information Modeling (BIM) tends to focus on the potential efficiency and financial benefits that it may entail for the construction industry. Safety BIM construction site safety safety in construction

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Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence. For example, the adoption of BIM for life-cycle management (its most significant value proposition), despite the trivia from marketers and poorly designed research studies, has stagnated in the U.S.

The Future Of Construction – BIM


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. BIM Level 0 (Low Collaboration).

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Definition of BIM – Building Information Modeling – NIBS, AGC, NBIMS, smartBUILDING Alliance, ISO, RICS

Building Information Management

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. Building Information Modeling is the development and use of a computer software model to simulate the construction and operation of a facility.

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The Simple Definiton of BIM – Building Information Modeling

Building Information Management

Uncategorized building informatoin modeling definition the simple defintion of bim

Collaborative Construction Blog: IPD BIM & Lean Require Change.

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 & Lean Require Change - Make the Change Last. Accordingly, entities and individuals that adopt, adapt and deploy IPD, BIM and lean business processes often struggle with change. Nemetschek Vectorworks - 3D BIM Design Software.

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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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Green BIM

Building Information Management

NBS BIM Definition: A Building Information Model is a rich information model, consisting of potentially multiple data sources, elements of which can be shared across all stakeholders and be maintained across the life of a building from inception to recycling (cradle to cradle). The information model can include contract and specification properties, personnel, programming, quantities, cost, spaces and geometry. What is Green BIM? Green BIM.

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Process centric data models are needed for BIM and ….

Building Information Management

BIM, the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology is all about the integration of PEOPLE and PROCESSES and INFORMATION. The following are MANDATORY on any BIM implementation checklist.

BIM (Building Information Management, Modeling, Model) vs. EVM (Earned Value Managment) vs. TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

Building Information Management

BIM, EVM, TCO (or TCM – Total Cost Management) are all inter-related . BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technologies. .

5D BIM: How It Will Help the Construction Industry


Earlier this year we explored BIM, Building Information Modeling, and explained why it is the future of construction. BIM is currently broken down into three levels but can more levels be added? Construction Software 5D BIM construction construction software technology

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