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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This post explorers the current status of BIM within specific sectors of the AEC industry and relevant BIM applications.
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.
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.
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.