BIM News and articles from around the globe
New Zealand Metadata standards review:
For those interested in reviewing the New Zealand Metadata draft documents further (and/or attending the workshops), they will be made available via a simple and free registration process.
The BIM Revolution Comes to Building Materials:
Designers and contractors are getting in on BIM and the benefits it can deliver - but building materials not so much. As the construction industry starts to reorganize around BIM, the time is now for building materials companies to act, see what the Boston Consulting Group think is required....
Working to assist in the adoption and understanding of BIM:
BIM has the potential to create a digital world with a common language between designers and manufacturers, scientists and engineers. A world with the power to federate a single model, a single hymn sheet, on which each specialism can input their expertise; to create an output that is not only the best that it can be, but it can reach this point far more efficiently than the traditional design process.
Tools alone won't change our culture
An excellent article on change in culture required to enable the full potential of BIM. Published 8 Jan 2017 by Gary Sullivan:
"If BIM is to work we need better education, new contractual models to encourage collaboration and the leadership to develop teamwork", says Gary Sullivan OBE, chairman of logistics contractor Wilson James.
In the early 1990s I was introduced to a chap called Barry Ramsey, a Kiwi. Barry was working with Stanhope and others to produce a 3D modelling tool. 25 years Later we have BIM and while today’s technology is perhaps a little faster, they look pretty similar.
BIM New Zealand Handbook - Second Edition
Building Information Modelling (BIM) adds value to the whole life of a built asset, from inception to operation. It allows the latest digital technologies to be applied at every step.
This second edition of the New Zealand BIM Handbook expands on the successful first release in 2014 to help unlock BIM’s benefits for our building and construction sector. It follows the normal progression of a project, covering: project establishment/briefing, design, procurement, construction, handover, operation.
Based on direct industry feedback and global developments, the new edition provides greater detail on how to use BIM on a project. There’s more information on the construction and handover phases of a project. Updated appendices provide templates and examples of BIM planning documents and more detail on specific aspects of the BIM workflow, including model coordination.
Funded by the BRANZ Building Research Levy, The New Zealand BIM Handbook has been produced by the BIM Acceleration Committee – an alliance of industry and government – to increase the use of BIM in New Zealand. It is supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
EBOSS BIM in New Zealand Survey - 2016 edition now available:
The BIM survey reports provide baseline information on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry. Produced in partnership with EBOSS, these surveys are in a five year series that will chart the progress of accelerating the introduction of BIM in New Zealand.
The third survey in this series of five has just been completed, taking another snapshot of the state of BIM uptake across the New Zealand Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry. Matthew Duder from EBOSS recently presented the findings of this year's survey, taken across a broad spectrum of the NZ industry, including designers, construction companies, and facility owners and managers.
Download Matthews presentation giving key insights into the findings of the 2016 survey.
BIM Level 2 is now widely embedded in UK construction… but was it worth it?
An article by Dr Stephen Hamil, NBS. Published 16 Nov 2016:
"Worldwide, the construction industry is looking to what we have done. Many countries are only just now starting out on the journey that we started six or seven years ago. It’s not perfect, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth it." - Stephen Hamil.
Case Study - Supercomputer Hall, Devon UK
UK based case study on BIM delivery for complex project, by Stephen Cousins. Published 1 Dec 2016:
"We were able to identify clashes before reaching site and turn clash detection reports around faster than normal. BIM Collab is interoperable, with a plug-in for Revit, Tekla and most other software platforms on market, making it possible to collaborate easily using IFC files." - Tom Gould, Stride Treglown.
BIM Presentation - Opportunities and challenges when implementing new methods of working on construction projects:
An excellent presentation at the recent TEMC Conference 2016 - by Andrew Field, Senior Associate at RCP and Satish Dahya, Associate Director Victoria University of Wellington.
Focuses on the Gateway Building project at Victoria Unversity of Wellington. A complex purpose built 12,500m2 Biological Sciences Building. The project is currently 2 years into the 3 year construction programme with the focus shifting to the operational requirements for the University.
Project team included: Architect - Warren & Mahoney with Jackson Architecture. Project Manager - RCP. Building Services - Beca. Structure - Dunning Thornton. Fire - Holmes Fire. Main Contractor - Fletcher Construction
Working with BIM - An article by Architecture Now
Not since the industrial revolution have the construction and manufacturing industries faced the kind of widespread change that BIM heralds. How is it that one small acronym wields so much power?
Architecture New Zealand asked BIM experts from across the industry to discuss their experiences. The result is this excellent article published May 2016 by 'Architecture Now'.
Denver’s Airport expansion primes a push toward BIM for Facility Management
An interesting case study published by Informed Infrastructure Nov 2013.
The building information modeling (BIM) process employed for the design and construction of the Hotel and Transit Center Program at the Denver International Airport (DIA) is a unique and forward thinking effort that kicks off an even more ambitious airport-wide BIM conversion that will greatly improve ongoing facility management and maintenance.....
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