In defence of the term ‘BIM’
HoloBuilder announces partnership with Autodesk’s BIM 360
Does NEC4 have the X Factor to propel BIM use?
Rebar robot ties steel for fast construction
NewsAutodesk joins consortium to print ‘smart’ self-learning bridge
Autodesk and the UK’s Alan Turing Institute are among the partners in a consortium to monitor the behaviour of one of the world’s first digitally printed steel bridges.
Amsterdam-based start-up MX3D is 3D printing a 12 metre long stainless steel pedestrian bridge to be installed across one of Amsterdam’s canals in the old city centre by late 2018.
The new partners joining the MX3D project also includes the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) and the work is also being supported by the the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity which supports the research and development of ideas that can benefit our society by reducing the safety risks of critical infrastructures.
The team from The Alan Turing Institute is responsible for designing and installing a sensor network on the bridge. These sensors will collect structural measurements such as strain, displacement and vibration, and will measure environmental factors such as air quality and temperature, enabling engineers to measure the bridge’s health in real time and ...READ MORE
PeopleInterview: Edonis Jesus, BIM4Heritage Making BIM work for historic buildings
The development of BIM within the heritage sector could transform the way we model, record and preserve historic structures, says Edonis Jesus, chair of the newly-established BIM4Heritage special interest group.
Why did you decide to set up BIM4Heritage?
My background is as an architect focused on new build, but when I joined Lendlease Consulting Europe as BIM manager my focus switched to the historic environment sector.
I had so many questions because the whole BIM implementation process developed for BIM Level 2 doesn’t fit in relation to heritage and trying to implement it is not straightforward. I set up the group to try to find some answers.
Where does BIM Level 2 fall short for heritage?
PAS 1192 standards ...READ MORE
ManagementThe inefficiency traps that are derailing design success
Autodesk’s Lynn Allen identifies five areas where the construction industry can improve.
The construction industry is in a state of flux. 54% of the world’s population already live in urban areas today, a figure that is set to increase to 66% by 2050, according to a UN report.
To accommodate our growing population, governments and private project owners are challenging the industry to provide housing, schools and health facilities more efficiently, as well as the essential utilities and transport systems.
Add to this the fact that costs for many of the natural resources used in construction, such as ...READ MORE
NewsHoloBuilder announces partnership with Autodesk’s BIM 360
HoloBuilder, a leader in 360-degree reality capture, has announced a new partnership with Autodesk. The partnership allows customers to seamlessly move between Autodesk’s BIM 360 construc
PeopleIn defence of the term ‘BIM’
Is the ‘BIM’ word passe? Certainly not, say longstanding BIM champions and frequent contributors to CM and BIM+ John Adams and Dan Rossiter. While our industry is striving to
ProjectsCase study: Brent Cross Shopping Centre Counting the cost benefits of BIM
Alinea successfully used BIM for costing and material take-off on the Brent Cross Shopping Centre redevelopment and refurbishment. The project was a winner in the recent BIM4SME awards. Her
TechnologyRebar robot ties steel for fast construction
A US start-up has invented a robot that can tie together steel reinforcement bars before a concrete pour, saving many back-breaking hours on bridge and other construction projects. The machine,
ManagementDoes NEC4 have the X Factor to propel BIM use?
David McNeice from Quigg Golden looks at the brave new world of the NEC4 and its X10 option – the information modelling clause. In October this year I had the privilege of chairing the D
EducationDownload your free copy of the popular BIM guide
Our popular Little Book of BIM is a quick reference guide to the standards and some of the key definitions that are commonly used in describing BIM and its related processes. Use it to improve y