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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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? BIM lets your whole team work off the same models.

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A Guide to Selecting the Right Construction Software

John Chaney

That’s why many turn to modern software solutions to streamline and manage a wide variety of workflows. And if you choose the wrong solution, your ROI likely won’t be great, and the software may end up hindering your jobs rather than helping them.

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. BIM Adoption Abroad.

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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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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.

Job Order Contracting Software

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting Software and more! Building in Cloud (BiC) and the 4BT-PE/4BT-CE modules support LEAN COLLABORATIVE OpenJOC(TM) Job Order Contract via Software as a Service (SaaS). The post Job Order Contracting Software appeared first on 4BT.

5D BIM: How It Will Help the Construction Industry

Geniebelt

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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BIM in Real Time: GenieBelt and Synchro join forces

Geniebelt

GenieBelt and Synchro Software, join forces in order to bring real time BIM in construction. Thanks to the agreed Proof of Concept (PoC), between Synchro Software Limited and GenieBelt ApS, the integration of Synchro’s top-performing.

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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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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.

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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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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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BIM Evolution

Building Information Management

BIM, combined and Cloud Computing are game changers. The efficient use of this BIG DATA is enabled by the BIM, Cloud Computing, and Integrated Project Delivery methods. An the unfortunate marketing spotlight upon the technology of 3D visualization vs. BIM.

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Tech Toys: MIT, Autodesk roll out new tools, BIM software advances

Construction Dive

InfraWorks rolled out updates, Vectorworks announced 2019 editions of its BIM and CAD software and facility managers can now give contractors and other stakeholders access to online insurance certificates

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Unpacking BIM: How contractors can reap the rewards of a digital workflow

Construction Dive

BIM isn't a turnkey solution, a Yates executive says, but there's potential payoff for contractors that coordinate all the people, software and processes involved

BIM Evolution

Building Information Management

BIM, combined and Cloud Computing are game changers. The efficient use of this BIG DATA is enabled by the BIM, Cloud Computing, and Integrated Project Delivery methods. An the unfortunate marketing spotlight upon the technology of 3D visualization vs. BIM.

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Why BIM is failing.

Building Information Management

3D visualization is not BIM. BIM is the process of efficient life-cycle management supported by digital technology.

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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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Collaborative Construction Blog: Facilities Management & BIM?

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. Facilities Management & BIM? Biological BIM?

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Synchro Software: 4D BIM for Construction blog

Construction Marketing Ideas

Hensel Phelps Pacific Region used Synchro Software to plan and successfully execute the renovation of a hanger in Pearl Harbor, HI with increased safety and more efficient production.

The Construction Software Toolbox Part 2: More Reasons Why It Pays To Work With A Tech-Savvy Commercial Contractor

Commercial Construction

In a post last month, we took a look inside the commercial construction technology toolbox, specifically a rundown of construction management software options that benefit not only the contractor, but also the client. Our facilities management software system is incredibly user-friendly.

EdiLus-RC – A powerful software for concrete design & reinforced concrete structural calculation

Construction Cost Estimating

EdiLus-RC is an exclusive software for making perfect concrete design that deals with structural calculations toward new and subsisting buildings in reinforced concrete by means of the most simple and effective SMART BIM object input.

How to Implement Construction Software in Your Business

Geniebelt

That’s why it’s critical to start endorsing the use of construction software as a step forward towards the modernisation of the construction industry. Challenges for Implementing Construction Software. Read here: The Future Of Construction – BIM.

Edificius – The most powerful software for architecture, engineering & construction sectors

Construction Cost Estimating

ACCA Software SpA has developed Edificius, the leading professional software specially designed for architecture, engineering and construction. 3D architectural design BIM Design software BIM objects construction sectors professional software

BIM Strategy and Change Management II

Building Information Management

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technologies. 3D distractions aside, achieving optimal return-on-investment (ROI) on BIM requires focus upon change management, first and foremost. BIM Framework.

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Collaborative Construction Blog: BIM Workshops Scheduled with.

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. BIM Workshops Scheduled with CITA in Ireland.

BIM vs Information Silos

Building Information Management

BIM is not about software or technology but about CULTURE CHANGE and CHANGE MANAGEMENT. BIM is about simplifying and adding visibility to the life-cycle management of the built environment. BIM and FM are synonymous. Unfortunately there are very few instances of BIM.

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BIM vs Information Silos

Building Information Management

BIM is not about software or technology but about CULTURE CHANGE and CHANGE MANAGEMENT. BIM is about simplifying and adding visibility to the life-cycle management of the built environment. BIM and FM are synonymous. Unfortunately there are very few instances of BIM.

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Building Information Model as an effective cost estimating software

Contractor Bookkeeping

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

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.

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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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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Trimble exec: BIM, constructible data will transform industry

Construction Dive

Software maker Trimble is teaming up with Dutch construction company VolkerWessels to hone BIM capabilities and better leverage project data

Collaborative Construction Blog: Makers of the Environment. a BIM.

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. a BIM Novel! Finith Jernigan, the author of the revolutionary BIG BIM little BIM has written a BIM oriented novel, Makers of the Environment. Construction Owners Resources, LLC - Advocating IPD, BIM and Lean for Owners.

BIM, Big Data, and Efficient Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment

Building Information Management

3D visualization software products currently promoted as BIM (Building Information Modeling) are not solutions for this task. The barriers to big-data and BIM are largely cultural vs. technology oriented, with intellectual property information/data sharing leading the list.

BIM Strategy- Why Everything, or Nothing Ever, Changes!

Building Information Management

BIM is the life-cycle modeling and management of the built environment supported by digital technology. Forget the 3D visualization distraction for a moment and let’s focus on the important component of the BIM acronym; the “I” for information. BIM’s SLOW START.

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Humpty Dumpty BIM

Collaborative Construction

They fear, however, that planners, designers and constructors cannot deliver a fully functional digital asset that is compatible with the existing software tools used in day-to-day operations and maintenance. Owners view the current BIM as delivered as Humpty Dumpty BIM.

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3D BIM – An Unfortunate Distraction?

Building Information Management

The value of BIM lies in the support of efficient life-cycle facility management processes supported by common terms and digital technology. The 3D visualization aspect of BIM is little more than an unfortunate distraction. When will BIM become mainstream?

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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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