FARO Launches Laser Scanner for BIM Projects

FARO, specialised in 3D measurement and imaging solutions, has announced the release of the all-new FARO FocusS laser scanner. The FocusS is the newest member of FARO’s popular Focus laser scanner product line and is available in both 150m and 350m ranges. It is particularly designed for construction BIM-CIM and public safety forensics applications.   Video: FARO Laser Scanner Focus S Video by FAROGB This new line of laser scanners brings together several customer-centric features such as an increased measurement range, Ingress Protection (IP) Rating of 54 for use in high particulate and wet weather conditions, an accessory bay for custom add-on... (read more)
2016-10-21 10:03:09

Trimble Extends its BIM-to-field Capabilities

Trimble (USA) has introduced the first integration of SketchUp file import capabilities into the Trimble Field Link layout software. By supporting model data from Tekla, Autodesk and now SketchUp, Trimble has extended its capabilities in bringing constructible Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions from the office to the field. Recently acquired by Trimble from Google, SketchUp Pro is used by architects, general, steel and concrete contractors, and mechanical, engineering and plumbing (MEP) contractors to easily create 3D models for visualisation of residential and commercial building construction projects. The Trimble Field Link layout software is part of Trimble's construction layout solutions that... (read more)
2012-08-02 12:22:36

Software Platform Accelerates As-built BIM Workflow

ClearEdge3D has announced the release of its newest software platform, EdgeWise BIM Suite, which can make the process of creating Revit building models considerably faster than traditional workflows. The platform, which consists of the company’s EdgeWise MEP and EdgeWise Building software, uses new technology developed through a National Science Foundation research grant to automatically extract piping, conduit, round ducting, walls and windows from laser scan point cloud data. During the software’s development phase, the ClearEdge3D team worked closely with the Revit product team to fully integrate the EdgeWise technology with Revit, creating a powerful as-built modelling toolset within the Autodesk... (read more)
2013-12-05 09:22:48

BIM: the New GIS for the Industry

Interview with Mohsen Kalantari
As anyone who frequently visits trade shows and conferences in the geospatial industry or reads relevant geomatics literature already knows, building information modelling (BIM) is a hot topic. But just how special is BIM? And which new opportunities does the technology bring? Mohsen Kalantari, an expert from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and chair of the International Association of Geodesy’s BIM-GIS working group, shares his thoughts in this interview. BIM is a buzzword these days in the geomatics industry. Are you happy with all the attention it is receiving? There is certainly an increasing awareness about BIM in the geomatics... (read more)
2017-02-28 01:52:41

The Need to Integrate BIM and Geoinformation

Building Information Modelling: Essentials and Issues
In the construction industry, business relationships are often short term and one-off. There are many unique processes and activities. The resulting complexity and fragmentation may obstruct quick and effective exchange and integration of information and thus hamper project progress. Building information modelling (BIM) is aimed at preventing mismatches in information exchange between the many stakeholders. Although BIM has come a long way in this respect, there are still challenges to overcome. The authors explain the essentials of BIM and discuss issues. (By Sisi Zlatanova, The Netherlands, and Umit Isikdag, Turkey) Building Information Modelling (BIM) evolved from supporting the design and... (read more)
2016-10-19 05:02:23

5 Questions about BIM and GIS

Q&A with Chris Andrews, senior product manager 3D at Esri
There has been much debate on the synergy of building information modelling (BIM) and GIS (geographic information systems). This makes for a potentially powerful combination, but what is the best way to maximise the advantages of the two? Not surprisingly, data plays a crucial role in delivering on the promise of transforming infrastructure design and construction. At 'GIM International' we decided it was high time to ask a renowned expert from the field to share his views with our readers. Chris Andrews, senior product manager 3D at Esri, answers five key questions about the journey towards optimal integration. BIM and... (read more)
2018-09-04 12:51:28

The Rail BIM 2030 Roadmap Project

The Rail BIM 2030 Roadmap has been developed collaboratively by the Korea Railroad Research Institute, Yonsei University and the Korea Rail Network Authority. It explains the five phases of building information modelling (BIM) adoption and diffusion strategies from 2018 to 2030 for the advancement of the South Korean railway industry in the 4th Industrial Age (‘Industry 4.0’). We asked Professor Ghang Lee, director of the Building Informatics Group (BIG) at the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, five questions in order to find out more about this project. Can you please briefly explain... (read more)
2019-07-25 10:25:37

Joint RICS/CICES lecture – Survey4BIM

Joint RICS/CICES lecture – Survey4BIM – speaker: Barry Gleeson , UEL University Square Stratford campus (https://goo.gl/maps/DWF6xdhw3AB2) Speaker: Barry Gleeson MRICS is Programme Engineering Manager for BIM and a stalwart member of the Survey4BIM group. Survey4BIM has successfully highlighted several (5) key geospatial elements that will derail adoption of level 2 and 3 BIM and this joint lecture will focus on the groups work to date (on Accuracy) and its future work programme (Interoperability). Although it might seem that BIM has gone off the boil in the UK of late this is not the case and BIM has essentially started to... (read more)
2018-01-15 10:17:39

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
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