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Archive for the ‘BIM & Construction Technology’ Category

Should BIM Schedules be Independent of Overall Project Schedules?

An overall project schedule (OPS) is one of the most important planning tools available to any construction team.  The most successful projects include BIM workflows in their OPS.  Here are three best practices I have observed on projects that leverage BIM for the most value.

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Tags: BIM & Construction Technology, Tips & Tricks

BIM Trends to Look for in 2018

 There are several technology trends to keep your eye on in 2018 that will impact the future of BIM for fabrication.  These changes can improve the safety, quality, and productivity of every project that leverages BIM tools.   

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Tags: BIM & Construction Technology

BIM and Virtual Construction – The Same or Different?

Can the terms BIM and Virtual Construction be used interchangeably in the construction market or do they carry different meanings that can impact how the team interacts?  (more…)

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The Elephant in the Room: Contractually Governing Documents

Is BIM worth the cost and time if the model is not contractually binding?

 

Have you ever read a contract, or electronic document release form?  If so, you have probably seen language like this:


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Tags: BIM & Construction Technology

NIBS Releases BIM Guide

“The National Institute of Building Sciences has recently unveiled a new set of guidelines to help building owners and facility managers better use building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill BIM requirements for a typical project.”  (more…)

Tags: BIM & Construction Technology