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3D Scanning for Better BIM: An MEP Firm's Search for an Alternative to Laser Scanning

This article by William Speakman, BIM Analyst at Caveo Consulting Engineers, describes how the firm has started utilizing 3D handheld scanning technology to document existing conditions, the advantages of this over traditional tripod based scanners, and the many benefits it has achieved with the specific ...

Delivering on the Promise of BIM

This Viewpoint article highlights the challenge of the project information explosion caused by the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) in the AEC industry and the importance of managing all this project information systematically to render order from chaos. When properly implemented, BIM is delivering ...

10 Years of RTC Australasia

This article by James Vandezande, the director of the buildingSMART program at HOK, describes his experience attending the RTC Australasia event that was recently held in Gold Coast, Queensland. In addition to the highlights of the conference, he describes how the conference has grown beyond Revit ...

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

This Viewpoint article by Lachmi Khemlani, Founder and Editor of AECbytes, questions why we still don't have a smart building design tool which does not require us to painstakingly model every detail in our buildings, but can automatically create much of it from a conceptual sketch using a rule-based expert ...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Integration of BIM with Facility Systems to Support HVAC Troubleshooting

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

March 12, 2015

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Julie Olenski, Enterprise Product Manager, GlobalSign

October 9, 2014


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