3D/BIM Opinion

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To BIM or not to BIM?

I can’t claim originality to this Shakespearean title which has suitable gravity for many companies in the construction industry. It was thought up by Dr Steve Lo of Bath University for a one-day conference I ...

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Are we BIM-ready for 2016?

In April 2016, the collaborative use of BIM Level 2 in all government procured buildings will become mandatory, with all asset information relating to a project becoming electronically shareable in a common environment.

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Remodeling Barely Scratches The Drywall of What VR Can Do For Your Home

You’re about to spend $37,000 on a custom kitchen. Do you want eco-conscious bamboo flooring or Corinthian tile? Stonebriar or garden sage paint for the walls? Will the long neck on that commercial sink fit ...

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3D Technology + Construction: A High-Value Partnership

World-leading, innovative technology is being used successfully to make the aerospace and other manufacturing industries more responsive to demand, dynamic in development and increasingly efficient in delivery. I would argue that the construction industry is ...

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BIM A 'Model' Method

In the last 15 years or so, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has evolved from a theory to a widely adopted practice in the construction industry—so much so that mechanical contractors who aren’t conversant in it ...

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Simplified, Cost-Effective BIM without the Expense of True Professional Expression

The advent of computer technology promised to simplify our lives, not complicate them. It was hailed as the moment mankind would become free to enjoy a life of leisure and creativity but reality has proven ...