BIM: Opening New Avenues

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.

Social Distance Modelling for COVID

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.

The BIM Revolution – What to Expect in 2021 and Beyond

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.

Game change 2021: How Service, Offsite, and New Technology Will Change Construction

In this article, Kenny Ingram, Vice President of Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure at IFS summarizes some key trends that he believes will color 2021 and beyond, including lifecycle management, offsite construction, and 5D BIM.

More Viewpoints

Digital Twins and Smart City Impact on Design, Build, and Manage

Proactive Measures to Address COVID-19 in AEC

Merging Digital Transformation with Information Management in AEC

BIM: Automated Code Checking and Compliance Processes

Perspectives on Historic BIM Developments in Italy

In Defense of Traditional 3D Laser Scanning

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Another Look

Next Evolution of BIM: Open Collaborative Design Across the Board

The New “Must Have”—The BIM Manager

Parametric Modeling in AutoCAD

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies

Managing BIM Technology in the Building Industry

How Robotics Impacts Land Surveying

Visualization in Digital Construction

BIM-Integrated Issue Management

BIM and Blockchain

The Flexibility of BIM and Benefits for MEP Engineers

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

Debunking the Myths About BIM in the “Cloud”

"Thou Shalt Collaborate…": Interdisciplinary Collaboration Strategies in the Age of BIM

buildingSMART (get over it)

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.