The infrastructure industry is in the midst of some exciting innovations and changes, several of which are on track to define 2022. This Viewpoint article by Jane Marsh discusses the infrastructure trends that will have the greatest impact in the year ahead.
Building Information Modeling or BIM is no longer a new concept. This Viewpoint article by Soumya Das of Aarka Technology discusses how the integration of BIM with technologies such as GIS, IoT, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, and 3D printing can open up new avenues for BIM in the future.
This article describes the research that was conducted by a team at the Technical University of Denmark to study the impact of COVID-19 on the passenger flow in the Copenhagen Metro, using passenger flow data and station floorplan drawings as well as Bentley Legion software for simulation of pedestrian flow.
Frank Weiss, Senior Director of BIM and Innovation at Oracle discusses four key areas that need to be addressed: common data environment; data relevance and quality; adoption of digital twins; and industry standardization and openness.
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.