Modeling elevates engineering design


Modeling is often used to study the architecture of a building or a campus throughout the design of a project to help inform good decisions and elevate the level of design. When modeling is applied to engineering systems, the same benefits can be realized by both our project teams and client

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.

Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

In the case of one grocery retailer, we were brought in to do site visits and evaluations and give very topline construction pricing models based on their general requirements.

Building Information Modeling in Construction Industry

The Constructor

Building Information Modeling is a system’s approach to show from design and construction to maintenance use, demolition and reuse of built. Building Technology Construction Buildings

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?

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.

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

Building Information Management

Building Information Management, Model and Modeling. effectively developing an asset lifecycle process and model from conception to final retirement. Building Information Model: Is the DIGITAL REPRESENTATION of physical and functional characteristics of a facility.

Defective Business & Delivery Models in Construction

Collaborative Construction

In the article excerpted and linked below Mark Wakeford , the Managing Director of Stepnell, Ltd out of the UK comments on the dangerous nature of the "cash generation" and "hibernation" business models prevalent in the construction industry.

More about design drawings and model planning

Construction Cost Estimating

In the same way there is some software that helps to plan the models for building purpose or designing in other way such as BIM describes the process of creating and managing digital information about a building or other facility like bridge, highway, tunnel etc.

Umbra Releases 3D Model Optmizing, Sharing Platform

ENR Construction

While augmented reality has been touted as a tool to view 3D models and on-site construction together in context, the size of a 3D model limits its application, especially with headset viewers such as Microsoft HoloLens

California is a Model for PACE Loan Reform

Green Building Law Update

California’s statutory changes to its existing residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program, that became effective January 1, 2017, may be a model for residential PACE programs across the nation.

Structural Model eXchange (SMX)

BIM & Beam

A new Structural Model eXchange (SMX) solution has been implemented to enable a bi-directional exchange between Autodesk® Revit® 2015 software and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015.

ConXtech Model Coordination.

Collaborative Construction

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! A little more from the folks at ConXtech. James L. Salmon, Esq.

Asset Life-cycle Model, Asset Information Model, and Why BIM Won’t Work

Building Information Management

Owners must be required to develop technical and business competencies with respect to asset life-cycle modeling and total cost of ownership, and be able to LEAD collaborative teams of service providers. Until this happens… nothing will change, it is indeed as simple as that.

Alternative Project Delivery Models Gaining Traction

Collaborative Construction

Alternative Project Delivery Models Gaining Traction. Institutional owners - both public and private - continue to embrace alternative project delivery models. While CM at Risk and Design-Build dominate the headlines, Integrated Project Delivery, accompanied by the right legal framework, remains the best delivery model for integrated teams seeking to produce BIM enabled infrastructure. Alternative Delivery Models Gaining Traction. Building Information Modeling Website.

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

Building Information Management

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

Re-Thinking the Compensation Model in Construction

Collaborative Construction

Accordingly, at Collaborative Construction, we try to create new compensation models that incentivize the kind of behavior we want to see more of and deter the kind of behaviors we don''t want more of on the project. BIM implementation is hard. IPD is hard.

Firms Creating New Models for Student Internships

ENR Construction

When student intern Ana Padilla left her job with Sundt Construction in Tucson, Ariz., this past summer, she received plenty of hugs and well-wishes from her colleagues on the Interstate 10-Ina Road interchange project

New Physical Model Helps Louisiana Coastal Planning

ENR Construction

Plans are moving forward on two major Mississippi River sediment diversion projects, considered crucial to rebuilding Louisiana’s coast

Debunking another BIM myth: FM enabled BIM models do not automatically pop out of Construction BIM models


In all mainstream BIM strategies, FM models sit at the end of the chain of Ds – numbered from the 6 th D onwards, following the 3 spatial Ds, cost and time. Waste of modelling efforts’ is a major ‘thing’ among those that know little of the realities of BIMming but are deeply invested into it.

Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence. Uncategorized asset competency model BIM for facility management BIM for FM BIM Strategy integrated project delivery IPD job order contracting lean construction

Model 1330 and Model 930 Mini-Loaders

Green Industry Professionals

The Ramrod Model 1330 and Model 930 Mini-Loaders are well-suited to a variety of landscaping projects

Adjusting the Compensation Model

Collaborative Construction

Crafting an incentive based compensation mechanism, tied to metrics that matter to the owner, is a critical step in negotiating an integrated agreement that works for the owner, designer and contractor. The article linked below mentions the concept of Value-Based Design fees but fails to explore the topic in depth. The topic is very important.

Stihl Launches 40 New Models

Green Industry Professionals

One of largest product launches in history includes nine battery products, nine professional gas models

Model transfer from Revit to React Structures

BIM & Beam

Structural Engineers can transfer Revit models into React Structures in a flexible way using Dynamo. Learn how to create a one way model transfer workflow from Revit to React Structures. This script is an example of the workflow we could enable using React Structures, Revit and Dynamo.

3-D Modeling On the Move

Construction Business Owner

That's how long it has been since 3-D modeling began infiltrating the construction business. Building information modeling (BIM) has evolved from simply being a way for design architects to communicate their vision to clients to becoming a means to building better structures.

Enhanced Analytical Model in Autodesk Revit 2014

BIM & Beam

In this release the structural analytical model was improved in several different areas. You can find enhancements to help create and manage the structural analytical model, such as better visibility and greater control over the analytical model.

Asset Competency Model – Note 1002

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model – Note 1002.

Our Model is Clash Free

Revit OpEd

Offering a "clash free model" is a bit like the car ads on television that offer a 100k car for $299/month. We can''t offer a clash free model if everyone else working on the project isn''t working toward that goal themselves.

Calif. law a model for all heat illness prevention programs

FDR Safety

law a model for all heat illness prevention programs appeared first on FDRsafety. Living out here in California, we have many parts of our state that can get very hot and stay that way all summer long. One of the best things I have seen CAL/OSHA do in the past few years is address the hazards of working in hot environments through an updated Heat Illness Prevention law.

DebunkTheBIM: Model validation through scheduling


I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Model validation through scheduling. DebunkTheBIM.

Effort to Reshape Industry Business Model Moves Forward

ENR Construction

To combat the ongoing struggle to make construction projects more efficient and profitable, the. Construction Industry Institute and Construction Users Roundtable provided a timeline for action on the Operating System 2.0 manifesto CII announced last year

IS 2100Z Model Lineup

Green Industry Professionals

The Ferris IS 2100Z Model Lineup

Model 225 Skid Steer

Green Industry Professionals

JCB''s Model 225 Skid Steer

Model 567 Heritage Recalls Peterbilt’s Roots

Construction Equipment

Peterbilt Motors has unveiled a Model 567 Heritage, which combines a rugged-looking vocational truck with special exterior and interior trim that harkens back to the company's West Coast origins and days of the "large car

Model 45HP Compost Spreader

Green Industry Professionals

Earth & Turf Model 45HP Compost Spreader

Evolution of Building Information Modeling

Constructor Magazine

By Jeff Leighton, BIM Manager, Victaulic. BIM has evolved in the past few years, and continues to evolve with more and more projects having BIM requirements. Contractors able to meet those requirements may find they have a competitive advantage. read more. Software Registered User