CATEGORY: BIM Consulting

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Critical factors in generating high quality BIM data

Architects, engineers, and contractors have been working with data for years. What is new is the many ways that the industry has to capture, apply, and tie the data together from the design of a facility all the way to the management and maintenance of it. This new reality imposes new rigour. The move away…

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Summit BIM selected as the BIM Consultant on the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment project

Summit BIM is delighted to have been selected by Fraser Health as the BIM Consultant for the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment project. In this role, Summit BIM will assist Fraser Health in maximizing the potential of BIM on the project by capturing asset information in a consistent, digital format for use throughout the facility’s life cycle.…

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Century Group looks to improve handover process with Summit BIM

Century Group has chosen Summit BIM Consulting to provide BIM consulting services on the new Holland Parkside project. Holland Parkside is planned to be a four-tower mixed-use complex with retail and service commercial uses directly opposite King George SkyTrain Station and immediately adjacent to Holland Park, Surrey’s main urban park. Summit BIM will work with…

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Revit COBie workflow approaches: Excel vs. Database | What are the differences?

Despite the fact that COBie is relatively well known, the question of how best to collect the COBie data remains a point of discussion. In past blogs, we have discussed COBie requirements in relation to Alberta Infrastructure projects, addressing which assets to track and how to assign project roles. In this post, we discuss the…

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The 5 BIMandments of COBie

For ten years, Summit BIM Consulting has been working with owners to achieve a fully digital handover, including data collection and transfer to CMMS. Moving into the world of COBie, and digital project delivery it’s easy for even the smartest of project teams to lose sight of the basic principles that guide the process of…

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Extracting Civil 3D Data Using Navisworks

Recently we recommended the Properties+ addin for Navisworks which was updated to support Navisworks 2019. In addition to consolidating properties that may exist across different tabs in the properties window, it also provides a straightforward and consistent way to extract information from a model viewed in Navisworks. Recently, we used this method to extract element…

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Delivering COBie data is a team sport

If there’s something that we have learned from working with owner-operators, it is that the team wins, not individuals. Each project team has their area of expertise – architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing – and they provide support with their specific skill set but they must play together for success. Never is this more apparent…

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BIM Consulting Lessons from a Power Plant Project

Edwin Guerra, BIM Consultant recently presented – BIM Consulting Lessons from a Power Plant Project – at the CanBIM Saskatchewan Satellite session. This presentation focused on the role of the BIM Consultant as a QA/QC independent third party for this project which involved the design and construction of a new below grade campus Power Plant…

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Who’s Who in an Alberta Infrastructure COBie Team

The use of COBie by Alberta Infrastructure (AI) introduces new terms that our industry may not be familiar, such as Asset Information Manager (AIM) and Asset Execution Plan (AEP). Practitioners in our industry will inevitably ask: what are these terms and why are they necessary? Perhaps more importantly, how much more work is involved? The…

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Alberta Infrastructure: COBie Unlocked

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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