The land surveyor is collecting more data indoors. Not because of climate change, but because metropolises continue to expand and urbanites increasingly live, shop, work and recreate in huge edifices. Outdoor infrastructure has to be monitored and maintained. Indoor infrastructure too requires proper management. A key prerequisite is accurate, detailed and up-to-date information. So facility managers need information on interior space: floor plans, 3D models and other (geometric) data. Integrated drawings, geo-data and non-graphical data in a computer storage medium is a Building Information Model (BIM). A BIM is an n-dimensional digital representation of a building, where ‘n’ may vary... (read more)
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BIM: Building Information Model

Standards and Interoperability for the AEC market
A Building Information Model (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a building. Construction and management of buildings involves many stake­holders, so that proper sharing of information over the entire lifecycle of a building is very important. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is developing BIM standards that promote efficient web-based information sharing in the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and building Ownership and Operation (AECOO) markets.     BIM standards are crucial for increasing productivity, more and more important in a world struggling to recover from problems related to real-estate financing. Standards reduce costs in design, construction and... (read more)
2009-01-12 01:50:24

BIM: Steppingstone in Disaster Management

A Building Information Model (BIM) is a digital representation of a building. Such a model acts as a shared database for constructor, owner and operator to aid in managing a building construction and its facilities throughout its entire lifecycle. The geometric and semantic entities of the database describes elements such as walls, slabs, stairs, windows and doors; their materials and relationships between them. In addition to geometric/topological and semantic information, BIMs also provide highly accurate and detailed data about the current state of building elements. BIMs have won much attention recently; their use in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry is rapidly... (read more)
2009-05-29 12:00:00

Collaborative BIM Tools for Crossrail

Bentley Systems, USA, has announced two initiatives to support the construction phase of Crossrail through London - Europe’s largest construction project. The initiatives are aimed at integrating the whole Crossrail supply chain to create best practices in information modelling for construction. They are in keeping with the UK’s Government Construction Strategy, which calls for replacing adversarial cultures in projects with collaborative ones.   To get to this stage, Crossrail’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) for Bentley’s application software portfolio will be broadened to serve the extended “Crossrail enterprise”, now encompassing its Tier 1 contractors. Crossrail’s ELS connects project participants through the... (read more)
2012-02-13 11:10:57

Cloud Services for Next Generation BIM

Autodesk BIM 360 has been presented as the next generation of Building Information Modelling (BIM). It includes a set of cloud services that will provide anytime, anywhere access to BIM project information throughout the project lifecycle. Autodesk BIM 360 will work with BIM solutions for design, construction and operations including the Autodesk Building Design Suite and Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite. BIM is an intelligent 3D model–based process that provides insight for creating and managing building and civil infrastructure projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact. "Cloud-connected workflows are giving our customers worldwide a better way to work with... (read more)
2012-06-19 09:29:59

Advancing BIM Software Interoperability in China

CABR Technology (CABRTech), China, and Bentley Systems, USA, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a long-term partnership to advance building information modelling (BIM) software interoperability in China. As a first step, CABRTech will facilitate data exchange between its PKPM structural design products and Bentley software. This initiative will provide increased information mobility among the users of PKPM software and all Bentley Integrated Structural Modelling (ISM)-enabled products, including AECOsim Building Designer, streamlining BIM workflows and resulting in increased productivity and enhanced project quality. Under the MOU, CABRTech and Bentley also will initiate an in-depth study and collaboration to research... (read more)
2012-08-08 04:56:02

Trimble Acquires BIM Pioneer Vianova Systems

Trimble has acquired Vianova Systems, a Norwegian company specialising in Building Information Modelling (BIM) software for infrastructure design software solutions across the European region. Vianova Systems is regarded as a pioneer in the development of software leveraging advanced BIM technology for the civil engineering market and infrastructure lifecycle management across road, rail, sea and air infrastructure design. The company offers a portfolio of solutions for civil engineers, civil contractors and project owners. The solutions provided by Vianova Systems include specialist tools for road, rail, utility, site, bridge and tunnel civil design, advanced geotechnical analysis and sophisticated model-based multiuser collaboration tools.... (read more)
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