Understanding BIM (Book Review)

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.

BEXEL Manager

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.

FINE MEP: BIM for MEP Engineering

This review explores FINE MEP, a complete set of BIM applications for MEP design that are cost-effective, have a familiar AutoCAD-like interface, support multiple MEP norms and standards, automate calculations, produce the required drawings and reports, and allow BIM models to be imported in IFC format.

IES Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL)

This review explores ICL, a new technology platform for developing sustainable communities that includes tools for modeling, monitoring, and analysis. They can be used independently or integrated into a digital twin for sustainable design.

More Reviews

Infurnia: Cloud-based Architecture and Interior Design

Layer: Capturing and Organizing Building Data

TonicDM: Project Information Management for AEC

IDEA Architecture 19

Visicon: Model Review and Validation

Allplan 2019

Solibri Model Checker

ARCHICAD 23

BIM for Facility Managers (Book Review)

Naturally Animated Architecture (Book Review)

BIM Handbook, Third Edition (Book Review)

Cityzenith Smart World for City Information Modeling

Aconex: Cloud Platform for AEC Collaboration

vPlanner: Visual Planning to Facilitate Building Construction


Selected Earlier Articles

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

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.

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley: Case Study of an IPD Project

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.

Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower: A Case Study of Advanced BIM Implementation

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.

Labor Productivity in Construction

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry

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.