Digital Asset Management with BIM App

3D Repo, a multi-award-winning provider of cloud software solutions for collaborative building information modelling (BIM), has started development on a mobile platform for Crossrail designed to manage maintainable assets. The cloud-based innovation by 3D Repo brings together previously disparate databases and information sources to provide on-site, instant access to both historical and real-time information. The project is funded under the Crossrail innovation programme, Innovate 18, which is designed to lead innovation in the construction industry.  Working with Crossrail, 3D Repo has demonstrated integration between information already held within asset lifecycle information management software. Through a Crossrail Asset Information and Configuration... (read more)
2017-01-24 01:16:37

Geo Plus BIM Does Not Make GeoBIM

The added value of integrating geomatics (Geo) with building information modelling (BIM) to solve contemporary multidisciplinary challenges of our urban environment is widely recognised, writes Jantien Stoter. An architect (BIM) can take environmental information (Geo) into account while designing a building, and a municipality can then automatically check the design (BIM) against its environmental impact (Geo), such as whether it is below the maximum building height, the level of noise exposure for residents, and how much solar irradiation the building will receive. Building permission procedures will thus become both faster and more reliable. Furthermore, 3D city models will be more... (read more)
2018-07-04 04:04:35

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

3D Modelling Application for BIM Projects

OS Model Builder is a recently launched visualisation tool that can support projects, including Level 2 BIM activities, and was developed to save the construction industry and its clients’ time and money when planning future projects. OS Model Builder is the result of an exciting new collaboration between Cadline and Ordnance Survey (OS) to provide Autodesk Infraworks 360 customers with a single source of Great Britain’s most accurate and up-to-date collection of geographic data, all presented in a pre-configured CAD-ready file that can be used to create 2 and 3D building or infrastructure models in minutes rather than days or weeks. The application... (read more)
2016-07-11 10:56:17

New Autodesk Technologies Unveiled for BIM

Autodesk has unveiled several highly interesting new technologies for Building Information Modelling (BIM) at its annual user conference, Autodesk University. With these announcements and numerous other recent innovations, Autodesk continues to extend BIM value across the full lifecycle of the built environment for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) professionals in the building and infrastructure industries. Autodesk is expanding the reach of BIM on multiple fronts – into conceptual design on one end of the spectrum and into construction on the other.  Their advancements are empowering professionals to move from designing objects and simply representing their ideas in 2D and 3D... (read more)
2013-12-06 09:38:25

Time for Point Cloud-based BIM Models?

Why base the terrain model in infrastructure projects on 'old' contour maps when you can get a fresh and more accurate representation of the terrain based on laser scanning? That's the question posed by Håkon Andresen, business developer at Blom, a European service provider of surveying, processing and modelling of geographic information. This is a timely question since the laser scanning technology and modelling technology is fully available. In fact, most large-scale mapping projects in Scandinavia today produce point cloud models using laser scanning from aircraft. Yet, most often it is traditional contour maps that are still being used in... (read more)
2013-12-03 09:32:07

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

Tell the World: We Are More than Scan-to-BIM

Building information modelling (BIM) will be a growing opportunity for the surveying and spatial industry, providing we focus more on adding value to BIM and concentrate on what we can offer to other industries thanks to BIM rather than merely preparing it. Opportunities in digital twins, smart buildings, smart infrastructures and smart cities require more than just BIM as data. The surveying and spatial industry will not benefit from this growing market without fully realizing the BIM market opportunity and providing advocacy, leadership and education in BIM. Scan-to-BIM is promising but even more lies beyond With the increasing availability of... (read more)
2019-08-22 10:03:30

The Role of Surveyors in the Evolution of BIM

Building information modelling (BIM) is becoming more commonplace within construction sectors globally, combining technology with improved collaboration to better manage projects and give them the best chance of complying with time and budget constraints. However, the BIM life cycle and efforts to espouse it are almost futile if surveying is taken out of the equation or, more realistically, brought in too late. It can be good to have a structure that is successfully using BIM to be delivered on time and within budget, but if it or any of its components are in the wrong position, the consequences can be... (read more)
2019-10-02 10:25:44

Ordnance Survey Demonstrates BIM Potential with Pioneering Project in Singapore

By combining building information modelling (BIM) with geospatial technologies, Ordnance Survey (OS) is breaking down barriers in Singapore. OS has spent two years in the Southeast-Asian nation championing the use of BIM data and its potential to transform urban planning. Britain’s mapping agency lent its expertise to a project with the University of Singapore and the Singaporean government that aims to make Singapore a world leader in smart technology. OS’s role was to develop data processing and 3D data modelling to help Singapore plan its future city more effectively. It contributed knowledge about the CityGML data model, an exchange compatible with... (read more)
2019-07-11 09:55:02
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