BIM

News, stories, insights and best practices related to Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • LEGO and Minecraft Can Teach You About BIM

    LEGO and Minecraft Can Teach You About BIM

    If you’re new to Building Information Modeling (BIM), diving in and learning the process can be a bit intimidating. Find out how you can gamify learning BIM through LEGO and Minecraft.

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  • A Look Back at Lasers: the Blindingly Bright Years of Scanning [INFOGRAPHIC]

    A Look Back at Lasers: the Blindingly Bright Years of Scanning [INFOGRAPHIC]

    In the past, 3D Laser Scanning was an idea only made possible by our imaginations. Now, we can use 3D laser scanning to collect data, model, and detail – take a look at the history of laser scanning.

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About Robotics in Construction [VIDEO]

    5 Things You Should Know About Robotics in Construction [VIDEO]

    Construction robotics are challenging the status quo and changing the way owner-operators think about scalability. Watch this video to learn five things you should know about robotics in construction.

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  • The Future of Construction Is Coming, and It's Driven by IoT [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The Future of Construction Is Coming, and It's Driven by IoT [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Check out our Construction IoT infographic and discover what you need to know about the future of Construction and IoT.

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  • Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends in a Competitive Construction Market?

    Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends in a Competitive Construction Market?

    In this guide, we’ll discuss why the modern construction industry is so dynamic and competitive in comparison to the past, and how the right cutting-edge technology will enable you to thrive.

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  • The Evolution of 3D Laser Scanning: Past, Present, and Predictions

    The Evolution of 3D Laser Scanning: Past, Present, and Predictions

    Download The Evolution of 3D Laser Scanning to learn how a powerful set of hardware and software tools have finally reached that optimal balance between potential and practicality in construction.

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  • What You Need to Know About Design and Construction Technology (Hint, We Are Just BIM-ginning)

    What You Need to Know About Design and Construction Technology (Hint, We Are Just BIM-ginning)

    An array of digital technologies will combine to reshape how the built environment is created for the next generation. Anthony Thompson, BIM Specialist, NYC Dept of Environmental Protection, explains.

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  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About 3D Printing and Scanning

    8 Things You Didn’t Know About 3D Printing and Scanning

    3D printing and 3D scanning are becoming more and more common in the construction industry. Read this article to discover 8 things you might not know about 3D printing and scanning.

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  • VDC and Its Applications in BIM: A Quick Look at Fundamentals

    VDC and Its Applications in BIM: A Quick Look at Fundamentals

    Confused between CAD, BIM and VDC and how each technique can be used to achieve certain results? Fear not, we cover the key fundamentals of each of these in this helpful blog post!

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  • How to Use BIM Data in VR to Improve Coordination Workflow in Design, Construction, & FM

    How to Use BIM Data in VR to Improve Coordination Workflow in Design, Construction, & FM

    Ken Shigemitsu, Director of IT/BIM Technology at Shalom Baranes & Associates explains how COBie Data in mixed reality can improve the BIM workflow for everyone involved.

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  • Exciting 2018 Green Construction Predictions You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Exciting 2018 Green Construction Predictions You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

    As the demand for new buildings reaches an all-time high, so does the need for green construction. Check out our infographic on the top 2018 green construction predicitions you need to know.

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  • What if History had BIM? Part Two: The Great Pyramids

    What if History had BIM? Part Two: The Great Pyramids

    What if BIM was employed when the pyramids were built? The great pyramids in Egypt are considered to be among mankind's greatest achievements, and their construction during the ancient past...

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  • Using a BIM Service to Improve Your Bottom Line

    Using a BIM Service to Improve Your Bottom Line

    In this unsure economy, more and more MEP Contractors are turning to BIM consulting services to help them to navigate the BIM roadmap and control costs.

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  • 3D BIM Modeling - Level of Detail and Model Progression Specification

    3D BIM Modeling - Level of Detail and Model Progression Specification

    3D BIM modeling is becoming more common in today’s construction processes. This article dives into Level of Detail (LOD) in 3D modeling software..

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  • BIM Phrasebook Pocket Guide

    BIM Phrasebook Pocket Guide

    For anyone encountering BIM for the first time or still finding their feet in this area, we've put together a handy pocket guide glossary of some of the most commonly used terms and phrases.

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  • Video: How to Get Started in BIM (in under 2 minutes)1:21

    Video: How to Get Started in BIM (in under 2 minutes)

    Watch this two-minute video on how to get started in BIM and discover the 4 steps to BIM success. For more information on getting started in BIM, download our whitepaper, How to Make a Profit After I

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  • 10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    We’ve come a long way as a species since the days when we inhabited the caves built for us by nature. Now we’re the builders, and in the last 40 years alone, we’ve come up with technological innovatio

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  • What if History had BIM? Part One: Parthenon

    What if History had BIM? Part One: Parthenon

    In part one of a five-blog series, we ask: “What if history had BIM?” In this inaugural feature, we look at Ancient Greece’s iconic temple on the Athenian Acropolis and examine how Building...

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  • Sustainability: Finally at Home in Construction

    Sustainability: Finally at Home in Construction

    Builders used to complain a lot about sustainability! Construction budgets could not afford luxuries like saving the environment. I heard people say, sustainability sounded great but it only...

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  • Rapid ROI After BIM Implementation

    Rapid ROI After BIM Implementation

    BIM. Everyone’s heard of it and (according to a McGraw Hill 2012 SmartMarket report), the majority of North American MEP contractors have leveraged it. However, while some firms might be...

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