BIM and Information Technology

BIM and IT are subject matter that every member of the building team should have some kind of handle on, and that everyone can derive some benefit from. Whether it’s an app to help with cost control or an optimized building design achieved through BIM, these technologies can bring your projects to the next level and beyond.
Cook Childrens Hospital North Tower, Fort Worth, Texas; Rendering: Courtesy FKP

Cook Childrens Hospital North Tower, Fort Worth, Texas; Rendering: Courtesy FKP Architects and SSR

July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HOK, HDR top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the architecture and archite...

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SmithGroupJJR used BIM with its design of the 230,000-sf Facility for Rare Isoto

SmithGroupJJR used BIM with its design of the 230,000-sf Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University. The level of detail and coordination required from each of the firms disciplines was unprecedented. FRIB will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science, Michigan State University, and the state of Michigan. PHOTO: SMITHGROUPJJR

July 19, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

We reached out to dozens of AEC firms that made our annual BIM Giants lists and asked one simple...

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July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Architect of the Capitol this week released a dramatic video timeline of 220 years of buildin...

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June 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A recent survey of more than 60 building owners and facility management professionals by Mortenso...

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May 30, 2013 | Jared Krieger, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler

BIM modeling tools are great, but if you can't run efficient, productive coordination meetings, t...

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May 01, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A new book from LEGO master builder Warren Elsmore offers instructions for creating scale models...

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April 18, 2013

Bluebeam® Software, leading developer of PDF-based collaboration solutions, announced the release...

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April 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

This webinar will focus on a new software subscription service that will help construction compan...

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April 07, 2013 | Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software...

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Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replace

Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replaces a branch library building formerly located on the site. Its net-zero energy and carbon-neutral design scheme was crucial to getting the $5.5 million, 9,500-sf replacement project approved by the city board.

March 27, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...

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March 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

An Australian architect is exploring the benefits of augmented reality in the design and construc...

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The new Marlborough (Mass.) Hospital Cancer Pavilion is connected to the existin

The new Marlborough (Mass.) Hospital Cancer Pavilion is connected to the existing hospital by a CMU shear wall that contains gro

March 06, 2013 | Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

The Marlborough (Mass.) Hospital Cancer Pavilion is one of the first healthcare projects to use B...

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The American Institute of Steel Construction seeks assistance from BIM users in

The American Institute of Steel Construction seeks assistance from BIM users in identifying and documenting best practices to fa

February 25, 2013 | AISC

The American Institute of Steel Construction seeks assistance from BIM users in identifying and d...

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Windows and doors report predicts slow growth in commercial construction; analyz

Windows and doors report predicts slow growth in commercial construction; analyzes historic data from 2006-11 and forecast data

February 08, 2013 | Posted by Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Windows and doors report predicts slow growth in commercial construction; analyzes historic data...

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Newforma releases next generation Project Analyzer software

Newforma releases next generation Project Analyzer software

January 31, 2013 | Newforma

Newforma, a project information management software company, announced that a new version of its...

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January 25, 2013 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Designation underscores firm’s success in supporting and educating customers in MEP design and BI...

January 09, 2013 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Panasonic and Bluebeam Software collaborate to develop and introduce the 4K tablet and software t...

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A compendium of BD+Cs top building information modeling and virtual design + con

A compendium of BD+Cs top building information modeling and virtual design + construction articles from 2011-12.

January 03, 2013 | By BD+C Staff

A compendium of BD+Cs top building information modeling and virtual design + construction article...

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January 02, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Total global investment in data centers is expected to slow down somewhat this year but still inc...

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January 02, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Sales of BIM software and services are expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 17.3%, to a...

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BIM models (as in the above project) have evolved to a level of information beyo

BIM models (as in the above project) have evolved to a level of information beyond that required for production of 2D documents.

January 02, 2013 | By John Tobin, LEED AP

A case study in disruption.

November 28, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The Data Center Continuous ratings span the range of Cummins Power Generation’s high horsepower d...

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November 05, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Software to add 5D management to Trimble’s Solutions for vertical construction contractors.

BIM Article December 2011 BD+C

SharePoint360 was used to manage the renovation and expansion of three community colleges.

October 25, 2012 | By Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

Two innovations—program manager Gafcon’s SharePoint360 project management platform and a new BIM...

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BIM: Not Just for New Buildings

When deciding where to position a donor recognition sign, Ohio State University Medical Center was able to create several render

October 25, 2012 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

Ohio State University Medical Center is converting 55 Medical Center buildings from AutoCAD to BI...

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October 25, 2012 | By John Tocci, Jr.

Lessons for the AEC industry.

SHoP Construction is project integrator for the B2 Modular High Rise Housing @ A

SHoP Construction is project integrator for the B2 Modular High Rise Housing @ Atlantic Yards, the first of three new residentia

October 25, 2012 | By Dominic Thasarathar

The AEC industry is on the cusp of a still more significant evolution with cloud computing.

The Building Team preserved more than 65,000 glass blocks, which, if laid end to

The Building Team preserved more than 65,000 glass blocks, which, if laid end to end, would stretch more than nine miles.

October 04, 2012

Reconstruction centered on Building 91.1, a historic (1937) five-story former machine shop, with...

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To date, $5.2 billion worth of live projects have used MySmartPlans, including m

To date, $5.2 billion worth of live projects have used MySmartPlans, including more than 100 projects in 22 states.

October 04, 2012 | By Tom Klemens, PE, contributing editor

As building projects have grown in scope and complexity, so, too, has the task of document manage...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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