BIM: The Leading Role of the Geomatics Sector

Building information modelling (BIM) is a hot topic in architecture, engineering and construction. BIM supports a more intelligent approach to planning, construction and the use of buildings. The geomatics industry is well positioned to take the lead in the management of the geospatial data that plays a crucial role in BIM. To give a good impression of the various aspects of BIM, its integration with geospatial technology and the challenges connected with BIM when surveying, ‘GIM International’ has prepared a special webpage dedicated to building information modelling. With articles ranging from ‘BIM: the New GIS for the Industry’ to ‘The... (read more)
2018-03-08 08:34:13

What Do BIM, GIS, IoT, BMS, Telemetry and CAD All Have in Common?

Over the last three years, building information modelling (BIM) has undergone rapid development around the world. The value chain of design, construction and operation of built assets faces various challenges of change, some of which are of a technological nature. These include the transition from drawing in 2D to modelling in 3D with object reference and linked information. There is also an explosive increase in the volume of data on projects, including from new recording methods such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’), lasers, geo-radars, and the increased use of sensors and data transfer devices on the Internet of... (read more)
2019-08-22 09:40:52

How Industry 4.0 and BIM are Shaping the Future of the Construction Environment

The construction industry is on the cusp of a new industrial age. The fourth industrial revolution, or ‘Industry 4.0’, will see construction coming in line with more digitally developed industries. This will revolutionise not only how physical structures are designed, built and maintained, but also how they are subsequently used, believes Mark King from Leica Geosystems. (By Mark King, EMEA BIM Solutions Manager, Leica Geosystems) What it means in reality is open to interpretation and the ability to future-gaze. Some anticipate it will mean the use of smart materials and technologies to make our buildings intelligent. Others envisage that it... (read more)
2017-02-28 04:05:32

Autodesk and Esri Partner up to Bridge the BIM-GIS Gap

Autodesk and Esri have announced the start of a new relationship to bridge the gap between BIM and GIS mapping technologies. Together, Autodesk and Esri plan to enable a broad range of industries to gain better context by visualising data of the man-made world, the environment, citizens and the networks that weave it all together. It is important to consider the needs of future generations during the design and building of projects today, said Jack Dangermond, president of Esri. The benefits of partnering with Autodesk will include securing sustainable resources for the growing population, a responsible human footprint on our... (read more)
2017-11-16 10:16:17

Datumate Launches Field Data Analytics Cloud Platform

Datumate has announced the introduction of DatuBIM, a field data analytics and BIM cloud services platform that transforms the labour-intensive and slow field-data delivery in traditional construction processes into an end-to-end, unified solution. DatuBIM platform includes BIM planning and as-built monitoring and analytics that eliminate cost overruns and save months of delays in project execution. BIM solutions are being adopted globally to enable greater management and control of construction infrastructure projects. However, to effectively measure planned vs. actual progress, identify the cause of project delays, and pinpoint project deliverable risks, BIM solutions require continuous and accurate as-built field data and analytics.... (read more)
2017-10-03 11:03:46

Bentley Systems Announce Winners of 2017 Be Inspired Awards

Bentley Systems has announced the winners of the 2017 Be Inspired Awards. The annual awards program honours the work of Bentley users advancing the world’s infrastructure. At a ceremony and gala at their Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference in Singapore, Bentley acknowledged 17 Be Inspired Awards winners and six Special Recognition Awards winners. This year, 10 independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the winners from 51 project finalists. These finalists were chosen from more than 400 submissions by organisations in over 50 countries. Projects receiving Bentley’s Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards are uniquely innovative and demonstrate visionary achievements that transcend the narrower focus of the... (read more)
2017-10-17 09:09:08

Galina Slavova

Galina Slavova was educated as an Architectural Technologist and is currently involved in a Master’s degree in Building Energy Design at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In the past 5 years, she has gained vast experience in the field of Building Information Modelling (BIM) whilst working at several architectural companies and as a Consultant in BIM and Sustainability at the Danish Technological Institute (DTI). In 2015, she took over NEWBIM ApS and started the development of BIM Project Models to support the needs of the AEC industry in relation to BIM implementation. (read more)
2017-07-24 03:07:53

Mark Bew

Dr Mark Bew MBE, chairman of PCSG Ltd., was a key contributor to the UK government’s Construction 2025 strategy. Prior to this he chaired the UK BIM Task Group, which delivered the world-leading BIM Level 2 programme. Mark also led the development of the government’s Digital Built Britain Strategy (BIM Level 3). (read more)
2019-08-22 09:59:54

Report on 3D Australia 2017 Conference

The inaugural 3D Australia conference was held at the University of Melbourne from 24-27 October 2017. 3D Australia 2017 comprised the 3D Geoinfo Conference 2017, the first international workshop on BIM and GIS Integration, and 3D cadastre training. 3D Geoinfo brought together 150 international 3D spatial information researchers from academia, industry and government. It provided an interdisciplinary forum in the fields of data collection, advanced modelling approaches, data analysis and visualisation. The attendees enjoyed excellent keynote lectures on topics related to the national approach for 3D spatial data infrastructures (SDIs), nD systems for cities, the changing role of surveyors and spatial... (read more)
2017-12-07 08:46:10

Further Cooperation Between Leica and Autodesk in Building Construction

Leica Geosystems has announced further cooperation with Autodesk to connect the latest robotic total stations for construction, the Leica iCON iCR70 and iCR80, with the Autodesk BIM 360 layout mobile app, an industry construction management platform. The continued collaboration between the two organisations centres around the expanding role of building information modelling (BIM) in construction. This latest effort creates a seamless workflow, sending positions from the robotic total stations to the mobile app to compare design data, increasing efficiency and productivity from field to office. With the integration to the iCR70 and iCR80 robotic total stations, BIM 360 Layout for... (read more)
2018-11-21 11:27:27
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