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THE REALITY OF BIM

THE REALITY OF BIM

As a BIM consultant I deal with a wide range of people every day. From the highly experienced to the completely naïve, my role is to assist companies and individuals aiming to develop and evolve their processes and technology into a BIM environment. I don’t think...

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A BIM PERSPECTIVE

A BIM PERSPECTIVE

I recently read an excellent article by Martyn Day in AEC Magazine: “BIM is not CAD”. It discusses the lack of foresight in assigning a CAD Manager to implement BIM. It presents a perspective of BIM as something to replace CAD, something that is “more than CAD”. But...

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BIM, CLASSIFIED

BIM, CLASSIFIED

Common language is the foundation of good communication. It allows us to describe our thoughts, our intentions, clearly, consistently and unambiguously. Without commonality, understanding is limited, interpretation is subjective, and errors occur. Describing the...

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ADDRESSING THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT BIM QUESTIONS

ADDRESSING THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT BIM QUESTIONS

Adopting BIM is a difficult and often unrewarding task. As the BIM Manager you are expected to have all the answers to all the questions anyone may ever throw at you. It can be very intimidating being thrown into a high-level meeting and being expected to explain the...

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BIM COLLABORATION FORMATS

BIM COLLABORATION FORMATS

Exchanging data on a BIM project can be traumatic to say the least. At least in the CAD world, the majority of information was exchanged via graphics only. With BIM there is a whole other dimension (sic) of data, either linked or embedded into the objects. The...

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A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE AEC (UK) BIM PROTOCOLS

A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE AEC (UK) BIM PROTOCOLS

The AEC (UK) BIM Protocols v2.0 is aimed at all designers who are, or looking to, work with Building Information Modelling in a consistent and coordinated approach. In and of itself, the AEC (UK) BIM Protocol is not a standard. It is, for want of a better description,...

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NEXT STOP: LEVEL 3

NEXT STOP: LEVEL 3

How many of you have seen this “BIM maturity” diagram before? I’m guessing either never or so many times that it makes you groan. This was “originally” published in the “BIM Working Party Strategy” in 2011 as part of the explanation as to how construction information...

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