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RT ECP: BIM

October 22, 2013

Welcome to the World of BIM for the Subcontractor

Source: http://www.naylornetwork.com By: Marc Goldman, Director of Strategy, The Blue Book Building and Construction Network Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the hottest topic in the construction industry and for good reason. Architects use BIM tools and process to deliver better designs; engineers use BIM to ensure designs meet codes and performance benchmarks. General contractors are […]

October 18, 2012

New Research by McGraw-Hill Construction Shows Dramatic Increase in Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in North America

Source: http://construction.com, October 11, 2012M At a national meeting today of the BIMForum in Tacoma WA, McGraw-Hill Construction presented highlights of its new research showing the rapid advance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) usage by architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America. Comparing results from its similar research in 2007 and 2009, McGraw-Hill Construction […]

October 18, 2012

BIM USAGE REACHES 74 PERCENT AMONG CONTRACTORS

Source: http://www.abc.org, October 17, 2012 At an Oct. 11 national meeting of the BIMForum in Tacoma, Wash., McGraw-Hill Construction presented new research showing that 74 percent of contractors are now using Building Information Modeling (BIM). The report also showed that BIM usage among architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America is at 71 percent, […]

January 19, 2012

Building Information Modeling

Source: http://www.out-law.com What is BIM? Building Information Modelling (BIM) uses software to create a model of a building that reacts to change in the way that the real building would. It is designed to make an integrated and collaborative approach to construction possible. Some users use BIM systems as advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD), others as […]

October 25, 2011

Raising the Risk

Source: http://www.riskandinsurance.com, October 15, 2011 By: Mitch Cohen, New Day Underwriting Managers Building information modeling technology eases the interaction between the owner, the design team and the general contractor, and that can raise the risk of higher professional liability exposures. In this tough economic environment, project owners are continually seeking the best methods for leveraging […]

August 8, 2011

Practice 2.0: 4 Take-aways from Chicago’s BIM Forum

Source: http://www.ibtimes.com, August 3, 2011 By: Federico Negro Last week I had the pleasure of presenting our work on the construction of the Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame by Trahan Architects at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) BIM Forum in Chicago. The event is meant to “facilitate and accelerate the adoption of […]

May 19, 2011

A Cautionary Digital Tale of Virtual Design and Construction

Source: http://enr.construction.com By: Nadine M. Post A lawsuit over construction of a life-sciences building at a major university stands as the first known claim related to the use of building information modeling by an architect. Furthermore, the claim and its settlement serve as a cautionary tale to others using BIM, says the insurer. “The creators […]

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