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Archive for the ‘BIM & Construction Technology’ Category

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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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…)

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Managing a Sea of Change

capture McKenney’s completed a massive mechanical systems installation project at a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Covington, Georgia.

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Pushing BIM to the Limit: Acceptable Tolerances

BIM & Construction TechnologySome BIM projects set goals for clash free models with zero (inch) tolerance for clashes. Is there value in achieving a condition in the model that is not practical in the field? (more…)

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Software Versioning – A Killer of Productivity?

BIM & Construction TechnologyIt is clear our industry has latched on to the BIM philosophy and we see more companies across both the design and construction communities adopting BIM for reasons ranging from reduced waste to improved productivity to shortened schedules and even improved safety. However, these are mainly associated with improvements on the jobsite. There are questions in the market regarding productivity gains in the transition from the design process to the construction process. Software versioning is one part of the answer to these questions. (more…)

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