What is Parametric Modeling?

The Constructor

Parametric modeling (or parametric design) is the creation of a digital model based on a series of computer-generated rules or algorithms, known as.

Construction Cost Model

Job Order Contracting

Oddly, few real property owners create a detailed construction cost model for their renovation, repair, maintenance, or new build projects. WHAT IS A MODEL? WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTION COST MODEL? Let’s start with the basics… what is a model? INTRODUCTION.


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What is Digital Elevation Model? [PDF]

The Constructor

You roam around with a digital elevation model right in your pocket! A digital elevation model (DEM) is a 3-dimensional. Digital tools 3D ArcGIS dem digital elevation model dsm dtm geogrids GIS LIDAR Technology Topographic Survey topography Topograpic Mapping

Building information modeling for infrastructure: An engineer's perspective

Construction Dive

Dive deeper into the transportation asset life cycle with Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure

Volvo VNR Electric Model Intro'd in U.S.

Construction Equipment

The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has a scheduled production start of early 2021. Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales start of its zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market.

A Fresh Take on Model Homes

Pro Builder

A Fresh Take on Model Homes. The Houzz Inspired Home is an all-new, immersive, in-person and online model home experience that brings inspiration to life and puts the customer at the center of the creative process. cbroderick. Fri, 06/11/2021 - 10:00.

Mississippi: Modeling A Battle Plan For COVID-19

Business Facilities

Scientists at Vicksburg’s ERDC have been deploying Supercomputers to develop models illustrating how the coronavirus spreads. Read: Mississippi: Modeling A Battle Plan For COVID-19 at BusinessFacilities.com.

Walker Model B27i

Green Industry Professionals

A more powerful, efficient version of the Walker Model B for running larger decks

How to Maximize Your Model Home's Impact

Pro Builder

How to Maximize Your Model Home's Impact. Is it worth it to build and furnish a model home at this time? What matters the most right now, the company says, is to make the most out of your model home by photographing it effectively. cbroderick. Tue, 11/03/2020 - 09:11.

Manage Cloud Models - UI Real Estate

Revit OpEd

I wish the list of projects I get when I use Manage Cloud Models (BIM 360 projects) didn't waste sooo much real estate. of Wishes GUI Icons Models Quirks Revit UI Whine-Mode

The True Value of 3D Modeling for Home Builders

Pro Builder

The True Value of 3D Modeling for Home Builders. More than a marketing tool, 3D modeling can save time and money by providing greater accuracy. For an increasing number of them, this transition entails moving from two-dimensional (2D) drawings to three-dimensional (3D) digital modeling.

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. Uncategorized asset competency model asset life-cycle model bim competency model bim execution model integrated project delivery IPD Job order contract job order contracting JOC LEAN lean constructionFOCUS UPON LEADERSHIP.

Inland Empire: A National Model For Apprenticeship

Business Facilities

Read: Inland Empire: A National Model For Apprenticeship at BusinessFacilities.com. An advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program is being expanded in California's Inland Empire and desert regions with a $700,000 grant.

Groundbreaking Model Code for Green Construction Released

Contractor Magazine

The IgCC is part of the Code Council’s family of comprehensive, coordinated and modern model codes

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. The SMX feature addresses several limitations of the former link, such as the systematic modification of the Revit model during the export for example.

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.

Models for Providing Affordable, Ecological Housing

Natural Building

Models for housing vary enormously, from self-build, to socially provided housing and speculative, private markets. Innovative models of home ownership can help make low-carbon homes more affordable.

What is the Takt Production Model?

Lean Construction

In recent years, Takt Production has received a lot of interest in the construction and we are seeing more and more implementations around the industry. Takt Production comes from the aeronautical industry and its purpose is to stabilize and maintain rhythm of production.

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. As a result, many organizations now require BIM data deliverables intended for downstream operations, and have developed transfer standards for embedding data in models during design.

'Reality modeling' arrives


Has “reality modeling” gone mainstream? Speaking at the Year in Infrastructure Conference in London last November, Bentley presented his case that more projects are benefiting from geometrically accurate 3D models created by stitching together captured images using software like his company’s ContextCapture Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, thinks so.

Design unveiled for ALDI Corner Store, a small-format model for urban settings


Landini Associates has announced the debut of its design for ALDI Corner Store, an art-infused, small-format retail model that embraces fresh food, local artist collaborations, and an elevated customer experience.

Army Corps Looks to the Cloud for Flood Modeling

ENR Construction

Generating the best possible models of storm surge, flooding and coastal conditions has been a major goal of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

A reality simulation platform accommodates multiple modeling software programs


One of the roadblocks to collaboration among AEC firms has been the clunkiness of trying to reconcile different modeling and simulation software plug-ins.

Building Cost Models – Uniformat II

Building Information Management

Building cost models are based upon major buildings systems as defined by the Uniformat II classification system. Building and/or system models are experience-based and useful for conceptual cost estimating and/or capital renewal and/or life-cycle capital planning. building cost models Uncategorized uniformat bulding cost models cost estimating

Building Cost Models – Uniformat II

Building Information Management

Building cost models are based upon major buildings systems as defined by the Uniformat II classification system. Building and/or system models are experience-based and useful for conceptual cost estimating and/or capital renewal and/or life-cycle capital planning. building cost models Uncategorized uniformat bulding cost models cost estimating

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. Mark''s article describe the bumpy ride associated with the "cash generation" model during a boom and the "hibernation" during a bust. Here''s a link to Mark''s article titled, A Dangerous Business Model.

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. Building Information Modeling: Is a BUSINESS PROCESS for generating and leveraging building data to design, construct and operate the building during its lifecycle.

Miller Formless Acquires Two MBW Slipform Models

Construction Equipment

Miller Formless has acquired slipform paver models C-101 and CG-200 from MBW, Inc. “In an effort to expand market share and continue our corporate growth strategies, we saw this small paver as an excellent opportunity to add a quality machine to our existing line of products,” said Darick L

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

Pettibone Enters MEWP Market with 13 Models

Construction Equipment

Pettibone has entered the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) market with 13 models. Working heights on the line range from 18.4 to 46 feet. “We

Building Information Model as an effective cost estimating software

Contractor Bookkeeping

Building Information Modelling (BIM Today's Guest Article Is From K. Shakti Prasad. Back in the days when an estimation (be it cost estimation or the estimation of materials) had to be done, the estimators had to start with digitalizing the architectural or engineering drawings into an estimation package or the worst, to do manual takeoffs from the design drawings.

Component-based model for interim housing completes in Downtown Los Angeles


Solis Care First Village (HSCFV), a new component-based model for interim housing, has completed construction in Downtown Los Angeles. The Hilda L. The project met a highly aggressive schedule while also meeting the individual and social needs of the residents

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? There are three (3) core goals of an ASSET COMPETENCY MODEL: Driving Positive OUTCOMES.

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.

10 Ways 3D Modeling and BIM are Making Construction Easy

The Constructor

Construction projects have always been considered a risky venture. Besides, the inherent nature of designs, site, and construction processes makes. Digital tools

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. The first residential PACE program started in Berkeley, California in 2007. Today there are laws in at least 34 states that allow some form of PACE financing, however, there are very few residential PACE programs up and running.

Ford Expands Telematics to All Makes and Models

Construction Equipment

Ford is expanding Ford Telematics to support all makes and models–regardless of automaker. This new capability alongside new tools offered by Ford Telematics gives businesses the flexibility they need to manage their fleets, while helping to better manage driver behavior, performance, and

ConXtech Model Coordination.

Collaborative Construction

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! A little more from the folks at ConXtech. James L. Salmon, Esq. Collaborative Construction 300 Pike Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Office 513-721-5672 Fax 513-562-4388 Cell 512-630-4446 JamesLSalmon@gmailcom Collaborative Construction Website Sustainable Land Development International

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

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. My caution to the industry is not to forget the process side of the arch where continuous improvement opportunities lie and to realize new legal frameworks are required to achieve real lasting success in the arena. The world BIM market is expected to reach a value of $11.7 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 21.6% during 2016 -2022.