Archive for June, 2015

BIM Maturity


The 3 levels of BIM maturity explained in simple terms! Narrated by Fred Mills, The B1M. Copyright in PAS 1192-2:2013 is owned by The British Standards Institution, Mark Bew MBE and Mervyn Richards OBE. Lots of people talk about the different levels of BIM, but what do they actually mean? Advertisements

The production of co-ordinated design and construction information is a task- and time-based process, independent of which procurement route or form of contract is used. Each task needs to be carried out in a particular order for the mutual benefit of all those involved, otherwise known as “collaborative working”. In a collaborative working environment, teams […]

John Tobin, LEED AP  VP for Operations, EYP The Segmentation of Building Design The written history of construction spans several millennia and is a history of escalating segmentation. In the earliest accounts, architects were integral to construction site activities, but gradually, over time, began to drift away from their primary role as craftsmen and towards […]

by Scott Simpson ackling the ubiquitous, disruptive nature of exponentially increasing computing power 50 years ago, in April of 1965, Gordon Moore postulated what has widely become known “Moore’s Law”, predicting that the performance of computer chips would increase exponentially every 18 months. Since then, there have been 33 “doublings” of chip capacity, which means […]

BIM models have helped simplify the design and engineering process at an educational facility. Ed Paul, Arup, Los Angeles 03/19/2015 A large private university in Southern California recently completed a technologically complex retrofit of an existing 1950s building for its mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP/FP) system design. This owner is quite sophisticated in […]

Photography, Walter Benjamin observed in 1935, unshackles buildings from their sites, and as a consequence ‘the cathedral leaves its place to be received in the studio of the art-lover’. But in the process architecture, which he called the prototype of a collective art, is privatised. And where it had previously been perceived tactilely, in a […]

By Karen M. Kensek The design, development, and construction of sophisticated buildings relies on a variety of tools. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one method that’s been growing in popularity among the architecture, engineering, and construction industries as healthcare projects continue to grow in size and complexity. 8 Benefits Of BIM In Healthcare Design

Originally posted on BIM + Integrated Design:
Teaching the second year undergraduate construction sequence of courses is challenging. Students, already smitten with studio, see required tech courses as unnecessary evils. They have had so few architecture courses at that point, it’s like teaching students how to put a car together before teaching them how to drive.…

BIM and Information Technology | JUNE 14, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor Architecture, engineering, and construction firms can lead the way in helping clients make use of new, broad access to high-value information. The buzzword may be “Big Data,” but the reality is that Building Teams need to burrow deep into those huge datasets in the course […]

Copyright © 2013 Shih-Ping Ho et al. Abstract Construction knowledge can be communicated and reused among project managers and jobsite engineers to alleviate problems on a construction jobsite and reduce the time and cost of solving problems related to constructability. This paper proposes a new methodology for the sharing of construction knowledge by using Building […]