Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
".....Traditional CAD software has not served landscape architects well, and buying 3D versions of this, suitable for working on shared models, will not help. And, crucially, BIM does not require the use either of 3D software or of specific packages. Instead it is about sharing information, and the way that the information is to be shared is through a format known as COBie, essentially an Excel spreadsheet into which participants in a project will enter and share relevant data...."
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
.....Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a building design method that uses a database of coordinated, graphically rich, internally consistent, computable information in three-dimensional models for design, engineering, construction and facility management. In varying ways, in less than ten years, BIM will permanently change the structural engineering profession and its universities, firms, clients, markets, design codes, digital tools, contracts, insurance policies, global recruitment of staff, work process and many other aspects. The evidence suggests that those who do not take a reasonably sober view of this disruptive technology will have a hard time recognizing the typical structural engineering firm of 2015. Such bold claims of the importance of BIM may appear to be overstated and warrant some justification......
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Table 1.1 compares drafting, CAD, and BIM. Notice the structural engineering profession has never seen a change like BIM before. The change from board drafting to CAD cannot compare to the change from CAD to BIM.