BIM

News and insights related to Building Information Modelling

  • The BIM Phrasebook

    The BIM Phrasebook

    A handy pocket guide containing a brief glossary of some of the most commonly used, but easily misunderstood, terms used in the BIM sector. Perfect for those encountering BIM for the first time.

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  • Blockchain and BIM: Does Construction Really Need This Right Now? (Revisited)

    Blockchain and BIM: Does Construction Really Need This Right Now? (Revisited)

    Following the success of my first BIM and Blockchain article, I received a lot of comments and responses from people both inside and outside of the construction industry on why this pursuit for...

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  • What is BIM?

    What is BIM?

    In the UK BIM is a requirement for firms working on building and infrastructure projects in the public sector, but what exactly is BIM and what are the benefits?

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  • Next in BIM: City Information Modelling (CIM)

    Next in BIM: City Information Modelling (CIM)

    Technology is leading building design in all sorts of areas, from consumer products to smart homes. However, city planning is one area that has not moved substantially forward. The way we think...

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  • HVAC LOD Levels - How They Impact Your 3D Model

    HVAC LOD Levels - How They Impact Your 3D Model

    It’s a term commonly used in BIM projects: LOD. The required LOD may seem like a simple number, but its interpretation can have a major impact on the size of your model, as well as the amount of...

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  • These Manufacturers Use BIM to Their Advantage

    These Manufacturers Use BIM to Their Advantage

    In each part of the construction industry, both small and large firms are finding ways to implement BIM to enhance their success. The building product manufacturing industry is no different....

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  • Winning With BIM: Lessons From This Year's World Cup

    Winning With BIM: Lessons From This Year's World Cup

    Europe is leaving the rest of the world behind this year when it comes to soccer and when it comes to BIM. However, there are a few things every BIM modeller from around the world can learn from...

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  • BIM Pioneers – What We Can Learn From the Dutch [Interview]

    BIM Pioneers – What We Can Learn From the Dutch [Interview]

    The Netherlands are amongst the leading countries when it comes to BIM: nearly 60% of construction projects are carried out using a digital model.

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  • 3 Ways to Take BIM to the Building Site

    3 Ways to Take BIM to the Building Site

    New technological developments offer unprecedented possibilities to innovate the construction workflow - especially when combined with BIM. But how can you connect BIM to the building site?

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  • How Should Manufacturers Work with BIM Content

    How Should Manufacturers Work with BIM Content

    In decades past, the MEP construction manufacturing and supply industry ran dramatically different than it does today. The change in the manufacturer’s role was explained by Erwin van Schooten.

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  • The "I" In BIM: Which Information Should Be In Your BIM Model?

    The "I" In BIM: Which Information Should Be In Your BIM Model?

    BIM is all about sharing and managing information – and there’s heaps of data that can be used to enrich your models. Just think of all the information that can be used to describe just one...

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  • Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Monolithic construction is becoming more common in the United States, but not how you might think. Buildings constructed this way aren’t huge monoliths towering over city blocks. Rather, they’re...

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  • Designing & Building the Tesla Gigafactory with HD BIM

    Designing & Building the Tesla Gigafactory with HD BIM

    Photo credit: https://www.tesla.com/gigafactory It’s been almost two years since Tesla began limited production at its lithium-ion battery factory, Gigafactory 1, in Sparks, Nevada. With the...

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  • The Museum Architecture of Dubai, Milton Keynes, and More

    The Museum Architecture of Dubai, Milton Keynes, and More

    Museums have the important responsibilities of caring for, conserving, storing, and displaying artifacts and objects from all fields of human endeavour. These artifacts showcase the world around...

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  • From Paper to PC: Why Estimators Are Adopting BIM Technology

    From Paper to PC: Why Estimators Are Adopting BIM Technology

    Project estimation has come a long way in the past ten years. Thanks to evolving BIM technology, estimators are improving day-to-day workflows, reducing overall project costs, and saving money...

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  • What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    The construction industry is by now well acquainted with the concept of Building Information Modelling, or BIM. It isn’t completely ubiquitous yet – especially in a global framework – but this 3D...

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  • Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai Must Have BIM

    Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai Must Have BIM

    Building principles go back centuries but architecture is always evolving. Physical laws remain but sometimes an innovation arises, making us rethink the realms of possibility— the rotating skyscraper

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  • How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    A BIM model enriched with specific data provides great value throughout the entire building lifecycle. This can result in a great amount of usable information. But how do you manage all of it?

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  • Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    According to Carl Elefante, FAIA, LEED AP, “The Greenest Building Is…One That Is Already Built.” The greenest building isn’t necessarily the latest and greatest, highest-scoring LEED-Platinum award...

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  • Scan-to-BIM: What You Should Know

    Scan-to-BIM: What You Should Know

    Whether you’re thinking about getting started in 3D laser scanning or you’ve been doing it for years, this guide reviews scan to BIM best practices for construction crews of every level.

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