BIM

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

  • 3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D laser scanning is your most cost-effective and efficient solution to streamline the collection of accurate measurement data on complicated construction projects. But here are some myths debunked.

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  • Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    While building sites have always been attractive targets for thieves, the construction industry is now facing attacks in a relatively new area: cyberspace.

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  • 5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    The main BIM goal of manufacturers is to deliver accurate, easy-to-use and high-quality content. And for this, simply storing the content in the cloud is not enough. This is what you need to know.

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  • State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The results are in! We surveyed over 1,000 construction professionals in the MEP and field professions to determine the state of construction in North America. Read on to learn more.

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  • How to Manage Your Construction Operations With Telematics

    How to Manage Your Construction Operations With Telematics

    Telematics refers to the long-distance transmission of data. It has been regarded as the basis for tracking the GPS location of vehicles. However, this technology is advancing quickly in construction.

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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 many comments and responses from people both inside and outside of the construction industry. Here are my thoughts, revisited.

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  • How to Escape the Resource Crunch

    How to Escape the Resource Crunch

    As a project manager, finding the right workers for the right job is one of your most important tasks. But this isn't easy. Here's how you can fight the resource crunch.

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  • Next in BIM: City Information Modeling (CIM)

    Next in BIM: City Information Modeling (CIM)

    The way we think about buildings has radically transformed with the advent of Building Information Modeling (BIM), but a holistic, data-driven approach to wider city planning still lags behind.

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  • How HVAC LOD Levels Impact Your 3D BIM Model

    How HVAC LOD Levels Impact Your 3D BIM Model

    LOD, or Level of Development, can have a major impact on the size of your HVAC model, as well as the amount of hours and effort needed. Here's how you deal with LOD in a LEAN way.

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  • What is BIM (Building Information Modeling)

    What is BIM (Building Information Modeling)

    BIM (Building Information Modeling) is becoming a crucial process to make the planning, design, and construction of buildings highly efficient and collaborative. Read on to discover what BIM is.

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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 BIM. However, there are a few things every BIM modeler from around the world can learn from this year’s World Cup

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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. What can we learn from the Dutch?

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  • Dear USA, the UK Is Beating You at BIM

    Dear USA, the UK Is Beating You at BIM

    BIM is a natural way forward, and adoption is rising across the globe. This rate can vary amongst countries, however. The UK is widely recognized as a world leader, while the US lags behind...

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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. Here are 3 technologies to look for.

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  • What Is CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)?

    What Is CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)?

    Along with AI, IoT, and 3D printing, Computer Aided Manufacturing, or CAM, is an important part of the future of construction, and it already has an impact on manufacturing.

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  • How Should Manufacturers Work with BIM Content

    How Should Manufacturers Work with BIM Content

    In today’s construction industry, prefabrication and BIM content dominate the conversation. As a manufacturer supplying construction pros, here’s how you need to get involved.

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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. But how do you decide which information should in your model?

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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 US, but not how you might think. Buildings constructed this way aren’t huge monoliths towering over city blocks. Here’s what you should know.

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  • No Fear: Leveraging Offsite Fabrication for Instant Construction Improvement

    No Fear: Leveraging Offsite Fabrication for Instant Construction Improvement

    Offsite fabrication in construction can save time, money, and resources, which in turn, can help improve your construction process.

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  • Designing & Building the Tesla Gigafactory with HD BIM

    Designing & Building the Tesla Gigafactory with HD BIM

    Even if you’re not a tech giant like Tesla, things have changed in the conceptualization, design and, construction of buildings. 2D drawings and guesstimates no longer cut it.

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