The BIM journey from a small practice’s point of view
Is this the machine that spells the end for traditional bricklayers?
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Hyperloop One announces 11 possible lines for America
NewsUS drone use set to soar
Commercial drone use in the US is set to increase tenfold over the next four years, predicts its regulatory body the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
According to the FAA, since its online system went live in April last year, more than 44,000 commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been registered. The FAA predicts that this number will rise to 420,000 by 2021.
In its FAA Aerospace Forecast for 2017-2037, the body says: “The commercial drone sector is very dynamic and appears to be at an early stage of growth. Unlike the hobbyist sector, FAA anticipates that growth in this sector will continue to accelerate over the next few years.”
It continues: “Based on the registration trends observed, expert opinions collected during the TRB [Transportation Research Board] workshop, review of available industry forecasts, and market/industry research, FAA forecasts that the non-hobbyist fleet by 2021 will likely (base scenario) be 10 times larger than the size of the fleet in 2016.”
Looking at the current usage, the report highlights ...READ MORE
PeopleIgniting a different view of BIM
John Adams, director of BIM at BIM Strategy, recently realised that BIM’s impact can be just as big post-completion if we get our models into the hands of those using and operating buildings.
One thing I love about BIM is that everyday is a school day. The subject is expanding faster than anything I’ve been involved in, as the built realm and the digital realm are colliding before our eyes.
If you don’t find the current rate of digitisation in the construction industry exciting you may want to check whether you still have a pulse. Whether you are in the industry or not, a world of robots, lasers, drones, 3D models and smart buildings is cool.
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ManagementWhat Spock taught us about BIM
Spock was the BIM manager of the Starship Enterprise, says Susan Brattberg, founder of Global eTraining (GeT) and board member of CanBIM Council of Canada.
On the Enterprise Spock acted as the BIM manager. Look at the groups interacting: command, navigation, security, science, tactical and weapons, environmental, engineering, and operations. Sounds a lot like BIM: architecture, engineering, civil, MEP, construction, building maintenance…
Your BIM execution will never be flawless, just like a Starfleet mission, so have a logical plan for dealing with the inevitable bumps in the road.
Here is an officer’s guide for BIM
NewsHyperloop One announces 11 possible lines for America
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PeopleThe BIM journey from a small practice’s point of view
To find out how a small architectural practice is adopting ...
ProjectsScanning the market CASE STUDY: Poultry Market
Poultry Market is a Grade II-listed building, constructed in 1953, ...
TechnologyIs this the machine that spells the end for traditional bricklayers?
Australian firm Fastbrick Robotics has developed a machine capable of ...
ManagementDrones: when does monitoring become spying?
The use of drones is increasing, but contractors should be ...