BIM/VDC Manager

News, stories, insights and best practices for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Managers and VDC Managers

  • 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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  • Are your project savings actually harming your profit?

    Are your project savings actually harming your profit?

    Are you harming your profits by saving money on the wrong things? Here's what you can do to get more work done while keeping costs under control.

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  • This is how the French are adopting BIM [Interview]

    This is how the French are adopting BIM [Interview]

    It's time to zoom in one of the world’s leading construction industries. Which trends are emerging and what can we learn from French MEP contractors when it comes to BIM?

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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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  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Project Teams

    7 Habits of Highly Effective Project Teams

    In this white paper, learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Project Teams and how you can apply these tactics to your organization to become a top-performing owner.

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  • Why Revit? 5 reasons for MEP contractors to make the move

    Why Revit? 5 reasons for MEP contractors to make the move

    Is Revit the platform that will revolutionize the world of MEP? Here’s what you as a MEP contractor should know.

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  • Does Metal Shop Automation Cost Jobs?

    Does Metal Shop Automation Cost Jobs?

    Since the days of the steam engine, machine labor has been viewed with suspicion. People are always afraid that they’re going to be pushed out and nobody wants to lose their job to a glorified toaster

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • This Is Why We Need Standards

    This Is Why We Need Standards

    Standards allow users in the construction industry to work together. And with the rise of BIM and globalization, standards are more important than ever before.

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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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  • 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 Challenges of Working With MEP Content

    5 Challenges of Working With MEP 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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  • 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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