This review looks at Environment, a plug-in to Revit that extends its capabilities for site and landscape design, with tools for modeling terrain from scratch, visualizing and analyzing topography, creating outdoor walls and railings quickly along sloped surfaces, and other useful tasks for landscape architecture.
VisiLean is a cloud-based construction planning and scheduling application incorporating lean principles that can be used for high-level planning as well as individual construction tasks in the field. It includes BIM integration that allows the construction schedule to be visually tracked and managed.
This book by Jonathan Ingram, who developed the precursor to modern BIM applications, is an excellent resource on the history of BIM, its current status, and its future potential, with some very intriguing ideas for its further development.
This review explores BEXEL Manager, an integrated 4D/5D construction platform with a wide range of capabilities including coordinating the multiple disciplinary BIM models, construction planning and scheduling, quantity take-off and estimating, and extending the use of the model to FM.
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.