In construction- the usual argument for doing something a particular way is usually “that’s the way we have always done it”. This post examines the future of technology in construction decision making.
Category: BIM trainspotting
Articulating the benefits of BIM
The benefits of BIM have generally been poorly explained and communicated. Depending who you ask, you may get a jargon-laden and overly technical explanation, or a vague & salesy definition. This post covers the issues and includes a simple, plain English description of the benefits of BIM.
Do we need a BIM Mandate in Australia?
There is some discussion within the Australian BIM fraternity on the merits of a strategy/mandate similar to the UK. In this post, I examine the issues.
COBie has become a common requirement and is incorporated into various BIM standards, yet it does not make much sense. There has to be something better than Excel spreadsheets.
BIM Analytics: next revolution in Design & Construction ?
Beyond questionable benefits such as clash detection and vague purposes such as’nD’, analytics of BIM data could revolutionise the way we design & construct. This post examines the possible development of this aspect of BIM.
BIM Befuddlement: LOD vs LOD
How on earth did we end up with the term ‘LOD’ meaning 2, maybe 3 quite different things? This post examines the use of this term within the BIM world.
BIM: Where next ? #1
BIM applications seem to have stagnated/plateaued, and the release of a ‘killer’ application seems like a distant memory. This post reviews the future of BIM & related technologies.
BIM: Where next ? #2
This post explorers the current status of BIM within specific sectors of the AEC industry and relevant BIM applications.
BIM: an awkward term
BIM is a widely used term and has the benefit of being a simple & pronounceable acronym. But it is a widely misunderstood term, and this post covers the history and future of this term.
BIM & the Gartner hype cycle
The Gartner Hype Cycle describes a technology maturity cycle, where high initial expectations are followed by a trough of disappointment, before recovering to a level somewhere below the initial expectation. This post explores how this cycle applies to BIM.
BIM Nirvana- interoperability and object libraries
True BIM interoperability and shared object libraries are a noble goal, but unlikely to happen. Object libraries are a key part of a design consultant’s competitive advantage, and software vendors have a vested interest in not making BIM data & applications fully interoperable.