Building Information Management (BIM) is embedded in the design and construction industry but remains vastly underutilized by Owners and their Facility Management and Operation (FMO) teams. While the design side has some Return on Investment (ROI ) metrics in place – technology costs weighed against process improvements – and a decade of experience to assess…

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With Alberta Infrastructure’s new BIM policy now in effect, now is the time for companies that intend to bid or are working on Alberta Infrastructure projects to ensure that they can meet the new requirements. (Not sure what the requirements are? View them here). One of the major areas of change—and the one that’s been…

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What is LOD? LOD is a system for explaining and controlling the data and geometry requirements of different objects at different phases of a project to provide clarity and control risk. Commonly known as Level of Development and Level of Detail, it is focused on the needs of design and construction teams, based on an…

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  Helping a design-build company deliver 6D BIM to the owner In 2014 Lark Group was awarded the $17.7 million Aldergrove Border Crossing project. Structured as a design-build project, one of the key deliverables was 6D BIM to the owner.  The owner realized, that for a relatively small initial investment, he could link the attribute…

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Leading change is never easy. Leading change when there is no industry standard and there are multiple stakeholders involved is more challenging yet. Below are five lessons Summit BIM has learned from helping building owners successfully implement a controlled BIM process. When we talk BIM, we are talking about more than a building information model.…

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Getting the best building for your investment; it is every owner’s goal. One we know well. To get the most value from your project and adopting a BIM process, you’ll need to clearly identify what you want at the outset. This may sound intuitive, but we often see projects where BIM is implemented late in…

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This article originally appeared on June 22, 2015 in the Piling Industry Canada Magazine. The original can be viewed here. Traditional paper-based drawings may be the status quo for many in the Canadian construction industry but some leading-edge innovators have made the transition into the digital world. Building Information Management (BIM) has already taken root…

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3 things a Spec Writer can do, at no cost, to prepare to dive into BIM  1. Download and install two free viewers Autodesk Design Review Navisworks Freedom Both of these software solutions allow you to dig into the inherent data generated by the design side when utilizing BIM enabled software solutions. Design Review –…

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