The Flexibility of BIM and Benefits for MEP Engineers

In this article, Michael Tobias, founder and principal of New York Engineers, lists the many benefits of BIM for MEP engineers in addition to the primary advantages of saving time and money, reducing errors, improving productivity and quality, and being able to work as a key part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Business Process Integration in Construction

In this article, Daniel Bévort, CEO of ADEACA, describes how Project Business Automation (PBA) can be used to integrate the fragmented array of business applications used by construction companies, giving them better insight and allowing them to manage their business in real time, instead of through guesswork and outdated data.

Integrating Construction Technologies to Enhance the Value of Design Deliverables

Graham Twigg, CTO of Multivista, emphasizes the importance of integrating visual as-built data directly into the BIM models created by the design team for real-time validation and a more accurate representation of the building through each phase of construction.

Fueling Corporate Growth with VDI Cloud Workstations

Andy Knauf, CIO of Mead & Hunt, describes how the use of a cloud-native VDI solution helped his firm meet its aggressive growth target, allowing its architects, engineers, and designers to collaborate at cloud scale and speed, in real time, and from anywhere.

More Viewpoints

BIM-Integrated Issue Management

Erik Pijnenburg, CEO, KUBUS BV June 5, 2018

Building Information Modeling: Automated Code Checking and Compliance Processes (Book Excerpt)

N. Nawari, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, School of Architecture, University of Florida May 9, 2018

A Legacy of Best Practice in BIM

Iain Miskimmin, Digital Built Britain (BIM) advisor and consultant January 18, 2018

BIM and Blockchain

Jim Forester, P.E., AEC Technologist January 11, 2018

Contractors: A Practical Approach to BIM

John Hallgarth, Founder and CTO, 3D Constructor June 29, 2017

Perspectives on Historic BIM Developments in Italy

Stefano Della Torre, Politecnico di Milano December 15, 2016

IPD and the Cloud

Chris France, President, Advance2000 November 14, 2016

Three Tech Trends Shifting the BIM Industry in 2016

Dennis Williams, Technology Author and Consultant July 21, 2016

In Defense of Traditional 3D Laser Scanning

Tucker Cedarleaf, Managing Partner, Cedar+Mac June 16, 2016

How Mead & Hunt Marshals Resources to Improve Project Delivery

Andy Knauf, Vice President of IT, Mead & Hunt May 23, 2016

3D Scanning for Better BIM

William Speakman, BIM Analyst, Caveo Consulting Engineers February 11, 2016

Delivering on the Promise of BIM

Allen Preger, VP of Global Accounts, Newforma July 15, 2015

10 Years of RTC Australasia

James Vandezande, Director of Design Technology, HOK June 4, 2015

Why Isn't There a Smarter BIM Tool for Building Design, Yet?

Lachmi Khemlani, Founder and Editor, AECbytes April 16, 2015

Integration of BIM with Facility Systems to Support HVAC Troubleshooting

Semiha Ergan, Assistant Professor, New York University, Polytechnic School of Engineering March 12, 2015

Viewpoints from the AECbytes Archives

  • Got Macros? Scripting and Coding for BIM
  • In this article, Karen Kensek, Assistant Professor in USC's School of Architecture, advocates the writing and use of macros in AEC firms to improve the efficiency of BIM, which "out of the box" is not synchronized with the way firms work.
  • Notes on the Synthesis of BIM
  • In this article, architect and educator Randy Deutsch assesses the design and construction industry's current efforts to produce and analyze vast amounts of information and proposes a call for a synthesis of its technology and collaborative work processes.
  • The Ins and Outs of Digital Signing in AEC
  • This article by Julie Olenski of GlobalSign summarizes the many benefits of going paperless, explains the technology behind digital signatures that makes them so secure, clarifies the difference between certifying and approval digital signatures as used in AEC, and presents two case studies of organizations that have switched to digital signatures.