BIM

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Boosting Business with Buy-In BIM

    Boosting Business with Buy-In BIM

    The world over, AEC stakeholders are hearing more and more about BIM. However, it’s a common question – particularly among SMEs and subcontractors – is how to implement and get buy-in?

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  • BIM: For Pleasure & For Profit

    BIM: For Pleasure & For Profit

    Our industry has many acronyms, but one in particular has been impossible to escape in recent years. As an MEP Engineer or contractor, you’ve no doubt heard it too. BIM. BIM stands for...

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  • BIM & Design: From Architects to Subcontractors – Who Does What?

    BIM & Design: From Architects to Subcontractors – Who Does What?

    We are frequently reminded that BIM is less about technology than it is about people and processes. What isn’t always immediately clear is where each of us sits, and where our responsibilities lie.

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  • What do people mean by “BIM-to-Field”?

    What do people mean by “BIM-to-Field”?

    BIM-to-Field is the process of taking the accurate digital data in an information model and using it to inform accurate construction, operations or maintenance out on site. Taking accurate...

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  • Rage Against the Machine

    Rage Against the Machine

    All too often, we hear the adage that BIM is 10% technology and 90% sociology but what does this really mean if so many construction industry stakeholders still remain skeptical?

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  • Disney Uses BIM to Create the Infamous Enchanted Storybook Castle

    Disney Uses BIM to Create the Infamous Enchanted Storybook Castle

    Shanghai’s Disney resort, which is due to open in spring next year, is the home of the largest of Disney’s castles. It has been over three years since Disney revealed that the Enchanted...

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  • What's the Difference Between 3D CAD, BIM and VDC?

    What's the Difference Between 3D CAD, BIM and VDC?

    The changing pace of design and technology within the construction industry has led to a certain amount of confusion along the way – discover the difference between 3D CAD, BIM, and VDC.

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  • How to Make a Profit From BIM

    How to Make a Profit From BIM

    Our guide aims to help you along your way towards making the necessary step towards achieving ROI and maximizing the benefits of a successful BIM strategy.

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  • The LOD on the LOD

    The LOD on the LOD

    The low down on the LOD. In the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM), the term 'LOD' gets thrown around a lot – but what does it really mean? Read this post to find out.

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  • Hiring a Qualified Detailer: 5 Must-Have Detailer Skills

    Hiring a Qualified Detailer: 5 Must-Have Detailer Skills

    Finding a qualified building detailer can be extremely challenging. We’ve outlined the five most important skills that a detailer should have. Use this checklist when vetting your next hire.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to BIM & Design

    The Ultimate Guide to BIM & Design

    In our Ultimate Guide to BIM & Design, we go beyond the architect’s studio and look at BIM in design for all those involved in the process from Clients through to subcontractors.

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