This article is focused on capturing the developments in the software available for BIM for infrastructure, including solutions from Site3D, CGS Labs and SierraSoft, Allplan Civil Engineering and Allplan Bridge, Autodesk Civil 3D and InfraWorks, and the many solutions from Bentley.
A look at the different open standards for the AEC technology industry developed by buildingSMART, including IFC (Industry Foundation Classes), BCF (BIM Collaboration Format), MVD (Model View Definition), IDM (Information Delivery Manual), and bsDD (buildingSMART Data Dictionary).
Han Shi, Head of BIM & Design Systems at Foster + Partners, describes how technology forms an integral part of the firm’s workflow, with several interdisciplinary groups involved in computational design, building physics, performance analysis, optimisation, fabrication, and interaction design.
This article provides an overview of how the BIM-FM integration was done on the new UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Medical Center in Mission Bay. The effort has taken years, but it is finally ready and in use in the real-life operation and maintenance of the hospital.
Now that BIM has conquered the building industry and is here to stay, this article explores the application of the same “information modeling” concept to infrastructure.
While IPD is still more of a goal than a reality for most of the AEC industry, there are a few ground-breaking projects that are already using this new collaboration and delivery method.
Standing 92 stories tall with a total height of 300 meters (984 feet), the Eureka Tower located in Melbourne, Australia, is not only the tallest residential building in the world, it is also one of the largest projects to be designed using BIM.
Dr. Paul Teicholz, Professor (Research) Emeritus, of the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University explores the gradual decline of field productivity in the construction industry and its main causes.