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UNLOCKING BIM’S POTENTIAL WITH ‘DESKTOP VIRTUALISATION’

In today’s construction environment you are never more than one touch away from a client or colleague, and BIM is opening up a whole new way of collaborative working for construction firms and project partners through use of a central database… read full article

Cyber City 3D

CyberCity 3D GIS models feature an impressive number of building measurements to propel your project to new heights. These surface, roof, and façade attributes produce far more accurate, cost-effective, time-saving results… visit their website

Institution supports free-to-use digital BIM tool

Project is a key enabler of the move to deliver Level 2 BIM on central Government procurement from April 2016.
The Institution of Structural Engineers and six other professional bodies covering design, construction, operation and management in the built environment are supporting NBS, part of RIBA Enterprises, in its development of a free-to-use digital BIM tool for the BIM Task Group. BIFM, CIBSE, CIOB, ICE, RIBA, RICS and the Institution are all providing cross-industry support and technical advice to the project, which is a key enabler of the move to deliver Level 2 BIM on central government procurement from April 2016… read full article

Vertical and Indoor 9-1-1 Location Mapping

In June 2011, NENA approved an end-state architectural vision for NG9-1-1 in the United States that includes indoor 9-1-1 caller location sub-address elements such as building name, floor, suite, room, and seat.
In February 2014, the FCC proposed rules to improve indoor and mobile phone 9-1-1 call location accuracy, including for the first time requiring wireless carriers to provide vertical information (z axis) within three meters… read full article

The question is not WHY should one ban the use of paper on construction sites but WHY NOT?

The starting premise is similar to all ‘BIM stories’, it builds on the theory that the AEC industry is notoriously bad at modernising its processes and its archaic information management causes losses to many, if not all participants.
The proposed solution to the problem is however fundamentally different to most globally accepted ‘mainstream’ BIM approaches.
Rather than turning to smart tools, software packages, programmes and systems, the onus of the strategy is put on the non-BIM construction practitioners to raise their performance. And the strategy suggests, they will do so when they are put in a paperless environment for a long enough timeframe… read full article

BIMobject® partnership helps Skanska to support its supply chain

Skanska UK has announced a strategic partnership with BIMobject®, which is a significant step forward in its building information modelling (BIM) strategy. Skanska’s award-winning approach to BIM has been recognised throughout the construction industry. The partnership will enable more collaborative working between Skanska and its supply chain… read full article