Archive for August, 2016

Estudios realizados de 1967 al 2016, desde “The hiding hand principle” hasta “The fallacy of beneficial ignorance” indican que la obra pública es deficitaria. En algunos de los estudios realizados se sugiere que en países fuera de Norte America o Europa la desviación puede llegar a ser del 64,6%. Las principales causas de estas perdidas […]


BIM for clients

22Aug16

@specificationonline The BRE Academy has announced dates for a new BIM course aimed at helping public and private sector clients who procure buildings and infrastructure, strategically implement and exploit the benefits of BIM throughout every stage of a project’s lifecycle and deliver value to their business. Following on from the government’s recent mandate on the […]


BY J. MICHAEL WELTON “We think about architecture and we draw architecture, but we don’t make architecture,” says Robby Johnston, partner in Raleigh Architecture Company and Raleigh Construction Company. “A general contractor manages the architecture, and the subcontractors – the masons, the framers, the plumbers, the electricians, the siders and the window installers – make […]


Timber Tower Research Project INITIAL RESEARCH REPORT The goal of the Timber Tower Research Project was to develop a structural system for tall buildings that uses mass timber as the main structural material and minimizes the embodied carbon footprint of the building. The research was applied to a prototypical building based on an existing concrete […]


An Overview of Global Research Trends in BIM from Analysis of BIM Publications


BIM en Chile

19Aug16

Acá se sigue dando vueltas esperando… cada día entiendo menos a quienes tienen que tomar decisiones. http://www.bim.uchilefau.cl 2016_National_BIM_Survey_Chile_Views_From_International_Experts    


by: GERALD C. KANE, DOUG PALMER, ANH NGUYEN PHILLIPS, DAVID KIRON AND NATASHA BUCKLEY Digital strategy drives digital maturity. Only 15% of respondents from companies at the early stages of what we call digital maturity — an organization where digital has transformed processes, talent engagement and business models — say that their organizations have a clear and […]


25 MAY 2016 | BY TOM RAVENSCROFT Client: Network Rail Lead Contractor: Carillion BIM Tools: Revit To open up Leeds station to the recently redeveloped areas to the south of city centre, and relieve passenger congestion at the existing ticket barrier, an additional southern entrance to the station was needed. Due to limited space, and […]


21 JULY 2016 | BY STEPHEN COUSINS Client: British Land Lead Contractor: Wates Construction BIM Tools: Autodesk Revit, Navisworks and JIRA Forming part of the final phase of the Paddington Central mixed-use development due for completion in early 2017, Four Kingdom Street is a 145,200 sq ft building of flexible commercial office space. During design, […]


14 JULY 2016 | BY TOM RAVENSCROFT Client: Oxford University Lead Contractor: Laing O’Rourke In Oxford, Laing O’Rourke has constructed a bespoke building with a complex geometry to house the university’s new Blavatnik School of Government, which has been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. Tom Ravenscroft learns how Laing O’Rourke taught Oxford University BIM on the project. […]