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Construction Processes, Construction Techniques

Collaboration and Standardization Support Successful BIM for Infrastructure Adoption

February 29, 2024

Via: ENR

In the first article in our BIM series, we looked at the history of BIM – both its philosophical underpinnings and the technological advancements that have made it an increasingly central part of the construction process. Much of that article […]


Construction Processes, Design

The Bridge Between Conceptual Design and BIM: A Real-Time Collaborative Platform to Optimize Building Design

December 15, 2023

Via: ArchDaily

In the ever-changing world of design and construction, the tools at architects’ disposal have remained the same for decades. With its ability to deeply understand how architects design, Snaptrude has emerged as a collaborative 3D building design tool that incorporates […]


Construction Techniques

3 tips for contractors to leverage BIM

November 21, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Before a panel of experts at this month’s Design-Build Conference & Expo told contractors how to implement BIM on jobsites, they confessed to their crimes. The three BIM pros pulled up a slide deck, complete with their “mugshots,” which detailed […]


Construction Techniques

Enhancing Interoperability and Data Management to Unlock the Potential of BIM

October 18, 2023

Via: ENR

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has revolutionized design and construction by streamlining collaboration, improving efficiency, and reducing costs. However, as contractors and designers continue to adopt BIM practices, the need for enhanced interoperability and effective handling of data-rich 3D models becomes […]


Sustainability

BIM + PIM: Combining 2 strategies for enhanced construction management

September 25, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Ask Architects, Engineers, CGs, and Owners about one of the most vexing elements of construction management, and they’ll likely mention the painstaking process of sifting through disparate project data. The crux of the challenge: stakeholders bring their own processes, tools, […]


Construction Techniques

How AEC companies can match hardware investment to BIM use cases

October 24, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Many architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) companies worldwide are adopting building information modeling (BIM) technologies, processes and policy components. “[It] is gradually becoming the default approach for delivering construction projects,” observed Vincent Carignan, director of operations at BIM One, a […]


Construction Techniques

Builders face security, privacy risks as BIM takes off

September 29, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry is increasingly embracing collaborative digital tools like BIM. While leveraging BIM brings many benefits, it also comes with unique challenges for contractors trying to land civil projects. Federal and state cybersecurity regulations are evolving rapidly, forcing contractors […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Building group launches national BIM program

September 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Unlike other sectors such as manufacturing, the construction industry hasn’t realized significant productivity gains through the implementation of technology. Indeed, construction has averaged just 1% productivity growth in the past 20 years, according to the NIBS release. The BIM process […]


Construction Processes, Design

Carbon Fixers: Calculate the Carbon Impact of Your Building Designs

September 8, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Timber construction and its benefits is moving into the BIM space for even more sustainable uses. A new BIM-integrated web application, called Carbon Fixers (which expands on its Offsite Wood plug-in for Revit), pre-calculates the carbon-benefit of choosing timber and […]


Construction Techniques

A BIM Trial Project for a Nearly Zero-Energy Building

August 18, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Architectural firm Iglesias Leenders Bylois Architects (ILB Architects) has begun to incorporate the use of building information modeling (BIM). The greatest advocate is architect Meindert Leenders, who believes every architectural office should be working with BIM: “It doesn’t need to […]


Construction Techniques

The future of BIM, standards and certifications

July 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The engineering and construction sector increasingly has incorporated Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a crucial component of project delivery. As such, it’s important for organizations to comply with BIM standards and certifications during the software selection and procurement, both to help mitigate […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Procurement

How contractors employ tech solutions to help mitigate pricing woes

November 17, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When The Boldt Co. was asked to submit a proposal for a new building’s structural steel package based on very limited drawings of an existing one, the estimating team didn’t flinch. Using BIM software Autodesk Revit, Boldt designers were able […]


Construction Processes, Design

Using BIM and VDC to defend against poor construction planning

June 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

BIM first entered the scene a few decades ago as a way to help teams better visualize completed projects, coordinate scheduling and finish work faster and more efficiently. It offered a new way to manage project information, strengthen design team […]


News

2 construction firm execs appointed to National BIM Program steering committee

April 28, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The National BIM Program kicked off in early February with a BIM Executive Roundtable of 40 business leaders, who discussed how a national program would help the industry by accelerating the effectiveness of the supply chain, providing predictable processes, improving […]


Construction Techniques

Looking Beyond BIM in Digital Construction

December 28, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Building Information Modeling, I think it’s safe to say, is one of the biggest developments in the construction space in the last 50 years. It gives building projects a central repository of information that helps keep projects running on time, […]


Construction Techniques

Building information modeling for infrastructure: An engineer’s perspective

May 19, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There have been tens of thousands of blogs over the years about Building Information Modeling (BIM). If we count other communication venues, the number is in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. This is in no way a new […]


Sustainability

SmartMarket Report Highlights How BIM Planning Enables Prefabrication and Modular Construction

February 13, 2020

Via: ENR

90% Of contractors, specialty contractors and modular builders using prefabrication or modular construction who were surveyed by Dodge Data & Analytics, said they achieved improved productivity, improved quality and increased schedule certainty when using these prefabrication and modular construction methods […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Should Designers and Contractors Become Technology Companies?

December 5, 2019

Via: ENR

As technology disruption continues to accelerate in our industry, this is likely being discussed in boardrooms around the world. Design firms and construction companies absolutely should become technology companies, but becoming a tech company is much different than becoming a […]


Construction Techniques

The October issue of Construction Global is live!

October 7, 2019

Via: Construction Global

Our cover story this month highlights how Plaza Construction is “building tomorrow” by drivingsuccessful collaborations between client, architect and contractor. The award-winning Florida-based firm is utilising the latest BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools across a range of commercial, corporate, and […]


Construction Techniques

How BIM technology sets your company apart from the competition

August 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Okland Construction knew it was the underdog in the bid for a $100-million-plus apartment complex project. Unlike its competitors, Okland hadn’t done a project of this type and scale before. But Okland saw an opportunity and decided to go for […]