Mechanical, HVAC Subcontractors Enthusiastic but Challenged Adopters of BIM
By Jenn Goodmann, Construction Dive
While mechanical contractors are sophisticated users of BIM software, their ability to fully leverage modeling technology is hampered by the need for training and skilled manpower among other issues, a new study has found.
“All of our BIM research over the last 12 years has consistently...
What is Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM)?
Intelligent, physical 3D bridge models provide a perfect graphical and functional representation of a bridge and its design results, improving design quality, constructability, and collaboration.
BIM for bridges is increasing in popularity, with several US State Departments of Transportation adopting BIM workflows for...
Inside Innovation: Aerial Imaging and BIM — a Marriage Made in Heaven
By John Bleasby, ConstructConnect
Two of the most exciting developments in construction technology today are the evolution of aerial imaging using drones and the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Both have been embraced quickly and enthusiastically in recognition of their many benefits. It is therefore only...
The US Has No BIM Mandate. Does it Matter?
By Jenn Goodman, Construction Dive
While many countries have nationwide regulations that mandate the use of BIM technology for government construction projects, the U.S. does not.
The reasons for this are many: for starters, there is no single agency in the federal government that is in a position to mandate BIM for all public...
IPD and VDC can Lead to Project Success
Robert J. Garra Jr., PE, Cannondesign, Grand Island, New York; And Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, Assoc. DBIA, LEED AP, Cannondesign, Pittsburgh of Consulting-Specifying Engineer, discuss integrated project delivery and virtual design and construction.
Engineers can leverage the integrated project delivery and virtual design and...
Crossing the Bridge to BIM
Written by Amy Northcutt, Roads & Bridges
Government agencies are under pressure to optimize limited resources while also responding to increasing demands for better performance. Across the country, deficient bridges are a growing problem. The U.S. has 614,387 bridges, almost four in 10 of which are 50 years or older. More than 54,000...
Top 10 Benefits of BIM in Construction
By John Hall, Connect & Construct
Over the past few years, BIM has been the talk of the town in the AEC industry. Yet, there is a lot of confusion about BIM in construction and how it can help contractors. One common misconception is that BIM is merely a technology, or that it only refers to 3D design (though 3D models are...
Weighing the Decisions Behind Building Information Modeling
Written by Robert Beverly, The News.
BIM is for design engineers and architects.
Well, that’s true. Building information modeling has become an essential item in the toolbox for those professions. The modeling software’s ability to identify and eliminate spatial conflicts before construction ever starts in...
Using BIM to 'Build it Right' and Blow Past KPIs
By Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive
Building information modeling allows construction professionals to establish a single source of truth on their projects and to collaborate with trades and stakeholders more efficiently than they could before. But adding this tool to the arsenal takes a calculated approach to securing management buy-in...