BIM

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

  • Test Your BIM Knowledge!

    Test Your BIM Knowledge!

    Do you think you are a real BIM expert? Answer these 5 questions to find out.

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  • Why BIM Needs Digital Twins

    Why BIM Needs Digital Twins

    Let’s unpack what digital twins are, how they are being used in the construction industry, and how this technology can enhance an existing BIM infrastructure.

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  • Why Offsite Prefabrication Is a Game Changer for Your Firm

    Why Offsite Prefabrication Is a Game Changer for Your Firm

    Offsite prefabrication is more practical and cost-effective than ever before. If your construction company isn’t yet taking full advantage of offsite prefabrication, you’re leaving money on the table.

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  • 5 Considerations When Looking for a VDC Partner

    5 Considerations When Looking for a VDC Partner

    Outsourcing 3D modeling and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) services can boost an MEP company’s productivity and efficiency. Here’s what to look for.

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  • These Manufacturers Use BIM to Their Advantage

    These Manufacturers Use BIM to Their Advantage

    Manufacturers like Caleffi, ABB and Mitsubishi are finding their place in the BIM workflow. Here's what they have to say about it.

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  • The BIM Phrasebook Volume 2

    The BIM Phrasebook Volume 2

    In the first volume of the BIM Phrasebook, we reviewed several key terms you need to know. Volume 2 builds on the first BIM Phrasebook, adding new terms and definitions that might be unfamiliar to you

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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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  • BIM ROI: Small Firms Can Save Money, Too

    BIM ROI: Small Firms Can Save Money, Too

    It’s necessary to stay competitive in construction, and there’s no denying that BIM is the future. But, there are still some upfront costs to get involved. Does BIM ROI exist for small companies?

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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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  • From BIM to Blockchain In Construction: What You Need to Know

    From BIM to Blockchain In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Blockchain is the platform that many Cryptocurrencies are based on. It’s the ledger system for recording transactions, and it’s making headway in construction.

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  • How Building Product Manufacturers benefit from BIM

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  • LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    In the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM), LOD stands for the Level of Development. In order to explain how this works, we’ll use a piece of fruit.

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  • How to Optimize the Construction Workflow When You're Outsourcing

    How to Optimize the Construction Workflow When You're Outsourcing

    How can you overcome the inefficiencies of outsourced work? Here's how you can streamline your workflow and solve communication bottlenecking.

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  • What is “Scan to BIM”?

    What is “Scan to BIM”?

    If you are working in the construction industry, you have probably come across the term ‘Scan to BIM’ or ‘Field to BIM’ at some point. But what is Scan to BIM exactly - and how does it work?

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  • 3 Structures That Were Nearly Impossible to Build Without BIM

    3 Structures That Were Nearly Impossible to Build Without BIM

    Architects are pushing the boundaries of construction capabilities and creating designs like never before. Learn how BIM is innovating the way buildings are designed and maintained.

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  • The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    Experts predict there could be at least one mile-high skyscraper by 2050. There's also a likely trend of buildings over 3,200 feet high. What kind of tech will bring these buildings to life?

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  • What's Your VDC Service Provider Really Delivering?

    What's Your VDC Service Provider Really Delivering?

    Outsourcing 3D modeling and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) services can boost your productivity. But how do you choose the right partner?

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    If you work with CAD day in and day out, you might think you know it backwards and forwards. But it’s a remarkable, almost miraculous tool we have access to. Here are 5 things you should know.

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  • How to Save 87.5% on Every Layout Point

    How to Save 87.5% on Every Layout Point

    If you're a layout technician, you might be doing layout the old fashioned or manual way. This could mean losing time, money, and valuable resources.

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