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BIM Requires New Thinking

BIM Requires New Thinking

This article was written by Geraldine Rayner for the Winter 2016 issue of Plumbing & Mechanical. View the original here. Once upon a time, design consultants would generate  design  documents by drawing on trace and Mylar, the equivalent of driving a horse and buggy on the road. Then along came ‘Computer Aided Drafting’ (CAD)  which…

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[Watch] 5 BIM Metrics for Owners

BIM authoring and review tools have been adopted and used by Designers and Contractors. Building owners are beginning to recognize new opportunities that result from implementing a BIM process. By using just five simple metrics, building owners can realize a significant process improvement that will help them reduce risk and operate their buildings better and…

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BIM Metrics for Owners – References

In my recent webinar, I outlined five simple metrics that can help building owners better prepare and implement BIM requirements and workflows as an organization. A few links of interest which were mentioned during the webinar are included below for reference. I mentioned WeWork, a co-working startup who has focused on model-centric workflows augmented with real time…

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Leading Change: Bringing in BIM as an Owner

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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Construction Cost Savings: The Tip of the BIM Iceberg

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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Time for a new definition of BIM for Building Owners

What is BIM? Well, it all depends on who you ask. While there are lots of definitions of BIM out there, the practice of BIM continues to evolve and those definitions are not keeping pace. The inherent issue for building owners is, how do you get what you need from your design and build teams…

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Downstream Uses of BIM

We held a great BIMbc Vancouver meeting last week. Simon Yew, CAD/BIM Specialist with IBI Group, shared workflows that use publicly available Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data from the City of Vancouver Open Data Portal to get topography without having to wait for an official survey. Simon emphasized the value of getting information that is good enough to…

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Using Revit Categories in Dynamo

In my previous Dynamo webinars and in my recent presentation to the San Francisco Dynamo User Group (SFDUG), I emphasized that when it comes to selecting elements, I like using the API built-in category names. The benefit is that you don’t have to scroll through a long node after closing and re-opening a Dynamo definition. For…

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Autodesk Seek: Load Revit families quickly

Autodesk Seek has a new addin for Revit at the App Exchange. It represents a valuable upgrade from the traditional built-in search box in Revit that kicks you out into a website so you can download manufacturer-specific content for Revit (after you log in). The Autodesk Seek addin allows you to more easily search, download…

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Owner-driven BIM

Building owners have important post-construction needs that are often poorly addressed with legacy paper-based workflows. This presentation demonstrates how owner-defined BIM standards can help streamline data management throughout the life cycle of a building. Viewers will be able to: List current challenges in “template” Project Execution Plans and workflows Understand the components of an owner-driven…

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