Hi-Tech Engineering Design Solutions. Emerging Economies LEED in BIM Adoption; A Step Towards Betterment. Developing economies such as China, Brazil, South Africa, India etc. have come to understand the importance of green building construction following the rising need for imperative economical and sustainable development.
However, challenges such as lack of resources and financial conditions hinder the construction of green building in developing nations; unlike developed nations such as USA and UK. The pivotal hurdle in green buildings development for emerging economies is that these countries have many other national issues like poverty, unemployment, and ultimately better living standards to be looked after. It has thus compelled governmental authorities to address aforementioned issues from the front; obviously putting green buildings construction to enter the fray from behind. In order to understand LEED benefits, it is vital to know how building construction harms the environment and leaves irreversible carbon footprints. Macro BIM: Building Information Modelling - e-architect.
Macro BIM, Construction Technology Visualization, Structures Design, Architecture CAD Building Information Modelling – AEC Industry Construction Computer Design Information 30 May 2017 BIM: Building Information Modelling Event Macro BIM cost estimation turns financial crunch into AEC industry’s favor BIM assembled with higher level building elements at macro levels of visualization, cost estimation, spatial coordination, construction sequencing, energy performance and risk anticipation, adds value to project outcomes.
Major administration shifts directly affecting construction Providing affordable shelter in the form of residential township to every commoner is at the center for most nations. On the other hand, the European Union saw Brexit – a major political shift and a shocker to EU and UK, both. ARThood. “With the buzz word ‘drone’ that every AEC industry professional is aware of, it’s pretty controversial to express any views that disagree with its usefulness.
But yes, there is a strong case of disagreement about the revolution that drones are [or are expected] to bring across construction industry.” DRONES! It, certainly, is becoming the buzz word for construction industry, especially with Building Information Modeling – BIM workflows being leveraged more and more with each passing day. One of the reasons that contractors and surveyors use drones for site surveying is that it captures high-resolution images [of one centimeter per pixel density] which can be imported to BIM platform for developing as built models. From the safety perspective also, drones have set facility managers and contractors on a rest assured state by allowing inspections of sites and facilities even at heights without the risks of safety.
ARThood. BIM for Railways Infrastructure Development. European railways infrastructure construction and development faces a number of business as well as technological challenges of modern era.
These challenges of construction hindrance and budget insufficiency originate out of climatic shifts, regulations and public subsides. Furthermore, a commitment to deliver high-level results, safety and security, capacity and connectivity of construction site with the office staff and sustainable development are the obstacles in the progress of construction. Besides, especially in Europe; railways are public goods and a consensus has to be reached for their needs and wants. With multiple complexities of scalable impact, contractors and infrastructure developers find options that deliver determined solutions and coordinate their job roles well when it is the case of railways infrastructure development. BIM+ - Augmented reality: the next logical move for BIM-ready firms? Is a BIM-ready construction sector ready to embrace augmented reality (AR) as a standard practice?
Will it tightly integrate the design and construction phases for improved communication, quality and efficiency across the building design and development, or is it still an add-on to core working practices? Gaurang Trivedi investigates. The construction sector is slowly but successfully transforming itself into a digital environment with the adoption of BIM. The practice of building design, which once used to happen in silo, is now more collaborative.
The envisaged single federated model through BIM Level 3 will further uncover potential benefits to companies with seamless, real-time collaboration. This is where augmented reality (AR) is finding its space in the construction sector that has already started embracing BIM workflows. BIM: Myth or Reality? - Only MYTH. Building Construction Posted by Hiral Patel on May 22nd, 2017.
Challenges for Building Product Manufacturers in Adopting BIM. Building product manufacturers today are facing the unavoidable BIM storm, which requires them to develop product data in a standardized format as a part of requirements from contractors who follow BIM processes for construction projects.
It is becoming increasingly challenging for manufacturers to maintain a library of BIM objects and that too with required meta-data, as each new project has its own set of data requirements. But doing nothing is equally risky, as without BIM-ready models the chances of architects/designers picking the manufacturer’s product in their designs are less, affecting the revenues eventually. The problem is equally worse for manufacturers who have already adopted BIM, and have informative models in place to be utilized in the construction design project, as there is still lot of ambiguity in the amount of data architects, contractors or operators ask for. BIM promoters came up with a solution to this issue – Product Data Templates (PDTs). What is the Solution?
How to make a construction projects cost effective. Overhead costs in large scale construction projects are an unavoidable phenomenon and their repercussions on the final output are a serious concern to general contractors and construction firms.
For more than a decade; Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been proactive and proved its worth in helping contractors bring down the costs even in projects of multiple complexities. In spite of bringing BIM on board, a constant scrutiny of planned spending capacity and actual spending is of crucial importance as it ensures that the building is constructed within budgets. So what are those key signs that show BIM implementation is correct and projects are on a cost effective track? The six key questions if answered positively will ensure that works are in sync with BIM plans.
Is the cost estimation correct from outset? Whenever any construction project breaks the ground, cost estimates are crucial to follow a planned budget ahead. 3D Design and Rendering for Wooden Furniture Manufacturers. Building Products Posted by Kashyap Vyas on May 18th, 2017 3D design and rendering services for furniture is increasingly seen as a meaningful solution by manufacturers to effectively communicate the product design intent for manufacturing, sales and marketing requirements.
The services include developing virtual 3D CAD models for wooden furniture products like cabinetry, vanities, countertops, desks, chairs and furnishings for living, dining and bed rooms. BIM for healthcare facilities: A closer look at the benefits and challenges. Apart from being different, general contractors find healthcare building construction projects to be the grimmest ones too because of technology upgrades, their unpredictability, the large area and inconvenience in maintaining unhindered site activities.
Most EPC firms would rather build something other than refurbishing or renovating an existing healthcare facility or even construct it from scratch. Today, hardly any AEC industry professional is aloof from the acronym Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM has found its usefulness for almost every professional, be it a general contractor for project bids, architects for 3D visualisation, structural engineers for steel and design detailing, and MEP engineers analysing building element clash detections during the design stage. Building services engineers should see themselves as artists. Building services engineers should view themselves in a different light, says the new president of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Speaking at the Royal Academy of Engineering, London, Peter Y Wong called for a change in the way the sector is viewed. BIM is superseding 2D drawings for AEC firms. Pay No More to BIM Charlatans; Else You Are a Propagator of BIM Wash. Posted by Hiral Patel on May 16th, 2017 The unnecessary BIM hype and counterfeit legalities that BIM charlatans [software technology vendors and BIM managers together] leverage is creating BIM wash across the UK. In fact, the act BIM implementation that UK government initiated, and the AEC industry professionals including EPC firms, general contractors, civil engineers, architects and consultants, surveyors and facility managers across the UK propagated, has started to act as a weapon against them.
BIM and Cloud: The Ultimate Solution for Efficient Construction Management. Posted by Hiral Patel on May 9th, 2017 For general contractors, delivering quality construction projects in minimal time is the key to get quick ROIs. However, delivering quality of work in construction sector has to start from grass root level since; lives of hundreds of inhabitants depend on it. Meeting both the ends of quality and quick building construction solutions was quite a challenge few years ago. ARThood. Approaching near-universal BIM adoption by AEC professionals has not only offered a 3D design collaboration and coordination but also delivered a revolutionized construction management approach. It has essentially removed stacks of RFIs and construction documents, and caused building construction sites to go paperless. EPC firms and general contractors ruling AEC industry have come to acceptance of twilight stage of manual blueprints and professional dependent on them.
BIM being the primary tool is a foundational system for developing reality technology like laser scanning, GIS – Geographical Information Systems and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), in construction sector and essentially a stepping stone for going paperless. When it comes to advance site functions and going paperless; one doesn’t have to look any farther than BIM. Construction Design Engineers should adopt Autodesk Revit to meet stringent project deadlines & market demands. Structural engineers, architects, MEP engineers, and drafters argue about the value of an array of novel modeling and sketching tools utilized by them for their project specific requirements.
Today, with multiple advances in Information Technology, Revit and AutoCAD has delivered maximum usability in the AEC industry. Nevertheless; drafters and design engineers argue about the value of one over the other, purely based on their personal user experience. Although, today, Revit sees a wider scope in meeting stringent project deadlines and market demands. Information rich intelligent BIM 3D models generated in Revit suffice these needs and revolutionize the way contractors manage complex construction tasks. Though both these software generate a 3D model of the building design; there are several differences owing to which industry leading construction design engineers chose Revit over AutoCAD.
Revit begins where AutoCAD ends; the demarcation. There are 3 P's of BIM: people, processes and policies. Advances in technology have impacted virtually every sphere of life, where Radio Shack stores have been replaced by cloud service providers like Google and Amazon, Netflix has replaced Blockbuster, and smartphones have successfully replaced Polaroid cameras. Hospital Construction Projects Can Get Faster, Better & Cheaper, Says Expert Architect. As a director of AEC division at Hi-Tech iSolutions LLP, one of India’s most successful architectural design support firms, Bhushan Avsatthi sees exciting opportunities ahead to build what he feels and calls “future enabled” hospital building; faster, better and cheaper while offering greater energy-efficiency and enhanced flexibility.
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Panelization is a process where walls, floors and roof sections are assembled off-site in a controlled environment with help of cold formed-steel framing. Hire SolidWorks Designers: Hire DriveWorks Professionals & CAD Drafters. To Small & Medium Construction Firms BIM Is Tough; Offshoring is a Viable Option. Is BIM more beneficial to Overall Construction Industry? ARThood. Is BIM Getting Tough; Or Is It Just A Deceit? Federated BIM Models for Architects; Difference in Want & Need of Computational BIM Workflows. Lean Construction with BIM Level 2 and Beyond - Tools for reduced waste ~ REVIT BIM Services, Revit Drafting, Revit Modeling India. MEP BIM Coordination & BIM Content are the Game Changers for AEC Professionals.
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