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BIM pinpoints the best alternative

One of the main purposes of building information modelling (BIM) is to serve as the authoritative repository of original building project data

The BIM Process – A Collaborative Environment

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a business process supported by technology. Without the technology the process cannot work but without the process the technology is low value.

BIM processes – impossible to ignore

The complex nature of infrastructure projects, and the requirement for collaboration across disciplines and project participants, has prompted many organisations to adopt BIM (Building Information Modelling) processes. With benefits ranging from asset sustainability to risk …

Innovation and risk: The best of frenemies

New construction technologies and materials and new ways of working together can make the design and construction process faster and more efficient for project owners, designers and contractors, say experts.

CIC survey touts BIM as 'future of construction'

Building information modelling (BIM) represents the future of construction, according to a survey conducted by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC).

Dongdaemun Design Plaza: A BIM Proof-of-Concept

The DDP is an aluminum-plated building which, aside from its sheer scale and curving geometry, seems rather plain in daylight. However, its construction served a great purpose in its home country of South Korea: to …

Is BIM changing traditional GCC building methods?

In November 2013, Dubai Municipality issued a circular mandating building information modelling (BIM) for specific architecture, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works in the emirate. The municipality’s regulations were applicable to buildings over 40 …

Small companies being left behind by “BIM divide”

Government action to make BIM compulsory on larger projects is creating a divide which is causing smaller construction firms to miss out on the benefits of computer modelling.

BIM is penetrating Kenya, but through just one type of software

3D modelling construction techniques are slowly gaining traction in the east African country of Kenya, but mainly on the back of a particular type of software unfamiliar to most construction professionals there, a Kenyan IT …

23rd Geotechnics colloquium in Darmstadt – BIM application experience at Tunnel Rastatt

HOCHTIEF ViCon’s Managing Director Dirk Schaper and DB Netz AG’s technical project manager Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Grundhoff jointly presented the „BIM application experience at Tunnel Rastatt” at the 23rd Geotechnics colloquium in Darmstadt, Germany.