BIM – 3D Visualization – IFC – IFC4

Building Information Management

buildingSMART International has published the last release candidate 4 of IFC4. The last release candidate 4 of the upcoming IFC4 standard is now available. It can be accessed and downloaded from the official buildingSMART International website, at: [link].

Visualization Tools for Science

Collaborative Construction

These tools, I suspect, adapt easily to meet the demands of virtual planning, design, construction and operations and maintenance of (BIM)X enabled facilities and supporting infrastructure.

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.

BIM and Cloud Computing – Get Beyond 3D Visualization and Focus Upon the “I”

Building Information Management

BIM and the Cloud – SAME 2012 – 4Clicks Solutions LLC – PDF. BIM - CLOUD COMPUTING. . BIM and THE CLOUD provide the digital backbone to support the cost effective, scalable development and deployment of adaptive and efficient facility life-cycle management practices.

Augmented Reality Now: How 3D Visualization is Changing the Construction Industry

Carol Hagen

With the advent of all of these technologies put together into portable devices like the iPhone and iPad, not to mention Android based solutions like the Galaxy class phones and new Galaxy Tab, data now meets visualization in a way never imagined.

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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New Autodesk software allows visualization of more realistic bridge concepts

BD+C

Autodesk has announced the Autodesk 2015 software portfolio of design, engineering, and construction solutions to help drive a global transformation to Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM/IT

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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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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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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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 For Facility Managment – FM

Building Information Management

First and foremost “BIM” is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. 3D visualization tools, such as Revit, Archicad, Bentley, etc. 3D visualization tools efficient project delivery methods Facility functional impacts.

Why NOT reason more visually?

DebunkTheBIM

The Nordic countries have long been at the forefront at anything BIM. Why NOT reason with more graphics, visually?

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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Some Useful Guidelines for Concrete Slab Design in Visual Analysis 9.0

Construction Cost Estimating

has presented a useful construction video that shows how to create the design of a concrete slab with Visual Analysis 9.0, Visual Analysis is a construction program ideal for structural analysis and member design of standard beams, columns, frames, trusses and building models.

James L Salmon on BIM Legal Issues

Collaborative Construction

Salmon, President of Collaborative Construction, BIM & IPD Consultant for Benjamin Yocum & Heather , LLC and Adjunct Instructor on BIM Strategy for Middlesex University out of London leads the discussion at the BIM Legal Issues table during the event.

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BIM as Water Droplets?

Collaborative Construction

My vision of (BIM)X on a complex project is of a mighty river of information flowing into an even larger river of information and finally into an ocean of information. warehouse concept, but doesn't quite capture the full water cycle image I have in mine minds eye when I think of (BIM)X.

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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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(possible) Roles of BIM in managing Variations

DebunkTheBIM

visualize here those curvy graphics that give absolute ‘proof’ to this theory). One area is ‘Visualizing Claims’. 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 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.

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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. While 3D visualization is nice tool, is is just that, an individual component in the toolbox.

BIM based visual estimation with Quantity takeoff Software

Construction Cost Estimating

BIM based computerized quantity take-off and cost-estimating solution has flourished in the last 4-5 years. Quantity take off procedure can be enhanced with BIM as estimate of the quantities are derived from BIM models and the model contains the information on all the objects in the building in addition to their dimensions. QTO can be organized to perform any size estimate and for checking a BIM model for precision.

BIM based visual estimation with Quantity takeoff Software

Construction Cost Estimating

BIM based computerized quantity take-off and cost-estimating solution has flourished in the last 4-5 years. Quantity take off procedure can be enhanced with BIM as estimate of the quantities are derived from BIM models and the model contains the information on all the objects in the building in addition to their dimensions. QTO can be organized to perform any size estimate and for checking a BIM model for precision.

BIM Construction Cost Estimating – Top Ten List

Building Information Management

First and foremost BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. While the industry is currently fixated upon 3D visualization tools, aka Revit, Archicad, Bentely… they only represent components of a BIM solution.

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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, 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.

IWMS vs. BIM

Building Information Management

BIM is the “life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology”. IWMS vs. BIM? Uncategorized Best Practices BIM iwms IWMS is dead IWMS vs. BIM STRATEGY Has anyone else just about “had it” with IWMS vendors and proponents?

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Googlize My Body; Googlize My BIM

Collaborative Construction

BIM enables us to visualize and manage that data more effectively. The first is what I refer to as the Googlization of our bodies and the second is a link to a blog post by WPS that lists 10 "Truths About BIM." 10 Truths About BIM James L.

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BIM and The Role of a Construction Cost Estimator

Building Information Management

Professional construction cost estimators are critical to any collaborative, transparent, and productive BIM solution.

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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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Collaborative Construction Blog: BIM As a Subset of Big Data

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 As a Subset of Big Data. Peter Cholakis nails the connection between BIM and Big Data in the post linked below. Peter has been way out in front to the pack for a long time on the topic of BIM to FM. BIM & BIG DATA.

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

Building Information Management

Cloud-computing will have a much more significant impact upon how the built environment is managed than 3D visualization. BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment support by digital technology.

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Facility Management Executives Lax in Helping to Define BIM?

Building Information Management

Facility management executives need to play a role in defining BIM. As a direct result, the ‘life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology’, BIM, which is so critically linked to major economic and environment factors, continues to falter.

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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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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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