BIM

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

  • Rotating Skyscraper In Dubai Must Use BIM [VIDEO]

    Rotating Skyscraper In Dubai Must Use BIM [VIDEO]

    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

    The greenest building isn’t always the latest and greatest, highest-scoring LEED-Platinum award winner; the greenest building is a building that is already built.

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  • Scan to BIM Best Practices: What You Need to Know

    Scan to BIM Best Practices: What You Need to 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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  • Global BIM Standards: Is Your Country Next?

    Global BIM Standards: Is Your Country Next?

    BIM (Building Information Modeling) is becoming the standard amongst major countries. Many now have BIM standards mandating that certain BIM levels are achieved on projects. Is your country listed?

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  • How to Make the Most Out of Your BIM Content

    How to Make the Most Out of Your BIM Content

    What are the different BIM file types and formats available and how can you make the most out of these types of BIM content? Read this post to understand the different types of content.

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  • These Manufacturing Executives Use IoT to Increase Profit and Drive Value for Customers [Interviews]

    These Manufacturing Executives Use IoT to Increase Profit and Drive Value for Customers [Interviews]

    We interviewed Executives from Schneider Electric, ABB, Lutron, and Mestek to find out just how these manufacturing powerhouses are using IoT (Internet of Things) to drive value for their customers.

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  • SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    Humans have been fascinated with Mars for centuries, and today the idea of building on Mars is no longer science fiction. We are crossing the next frontier, uncovering how to build on Mars.

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  • 2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    The construction industry is in a state of transformation: from flat to fat; from two to three dimensions. 3D models in construction aren't just a thing of the future, they're here to stay.

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  • The Quest for Speed in Revit

    The Quest for Speed in Revit

    As contractors rush into the Revit world to work alongside their architectural and engineering counterparts, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is the processing speed in Revit.

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  • 10 BIM Trends in the MEP Industry for 2018

    10 BIM Trends in the MEP Industry for 2018

    Thinking about adding BIM (Building Information Modeling) to your process? Here are the top 10 BIM trends to watch in the MEP industry this year.

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  • Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Resilience planning is one of the most dominant themes in green building and sustainable construction. Is your construction firm prepared in the unfortunate case of a disaster, like flooding?

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  • Beyond Energy Efficiency: BIM in Sustainable Construction

    Beyond Energy Efficiency: BIM in Sustainable Construction

    Sustainability has become a buzzword everywhere. When referring to BIM in sustainable construction, it takes on special meaning for professionals.

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  • What Is a Point Cloud?

    What Is a Point Cloud?

    If you're taking a 3D laser scan of a site’s as-is condition and creating a 3D CAD model to estimate, detail, or renovate MEP projects, you might wonder what a point cloud is.

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  • No Detailer Is Detailing This Much Conduit.

    No Detailer Is Detailing This Much Conduit.

    In this interview, Detailer Adam Jeninga discusses his award-winning BIM project. Rest assured, no detailer is detailing this much conduit.

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  • The Future of Building Design in 5 Minutes or Less

    The Future of Building Design in 5 Minutes or Less

    The future of building design is far too deep and rich a topic to cover in five minutes or less. Here are the top trends that are much easier to wrap your head around.

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  • How to Manage MEP Content for Constructible Models

    How to Manage MEP Content for Constructible Models

    With BIM on the rise, there has never been a better time to learn how to manage MEP content for your constructible models.

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  • BIM Content Is Everything

    BIM Content Is Everything

    Content. It is essential for BIM projects. If you've ever wondered "what is BIM content and how do I use it?" this is for you. BIM content is everything.

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Implement BIM

    Top 10 Reasons to Implement BIM

    Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is becoming the standard in building and project design. If you want to implement BIM for your firm, there’s more to it than 3D models.

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  • Mixed Reality In Construction Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat [VIDEO]

    Mixed Reality In Construction Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat [VIDEO]

    Mixed reality in construction is here and the Microsoft HoloLens Trimble hard hat solution has dissolved the lines between reality and fiction on construction sites. Watch this video to see how.

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