Top BIM/VDC articles of 2011-2012
A compendium of BD+Cs top building information modeling and virtual design + construction articles from 2011-12.
“BIM not just for new buildings”
How the Ohio State University Medical Center converted 55 existing buildings from AutoCAD to BIM to improve quality and speed of decision making for facility management, maintenance, and future renovations.
“Two new BIM tools that make your project easier to manage”
Two innovations demonstrate how fabricators and owner’s reps are stepping in to fill the gaps between construction and design that can be exposed by working with a 3D model.
“Handy apps for AEC professionals”
Helpful mobile apps for everyday design and construction tasks, Including BIM/VDC. Our fave: MagicPlan, which uses GPS to help you quickly measure and draw a floor plan of any room.
“Top 25 BIM AEC Firms: BIM finally starting to pay off for AEC firms, but there’s a long way to go”
Survey of top 25 Giants 300 firms on their use of BIM. BD+C editors asked: Is BIM paying off—through cost savings, higher quality, or client satisfaction? See what leaders at Barton Malow, NELSON, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, KJWW Engineering, Syska Hennessy Group, EwingCole, Graef, and BRPH say about their firms’ use of BIM.
“BIM in the academy: Lessons for the AEC industry”
John Tocci, Jr., Manager of Virtual Design and Construction at Gilbane Building Company, reviews BIM in Academia, a new book that looks to reevaluate BIM’s place in the world of architectural education.
“BIM becomes VDC:A case study in disruption”
The growth of BIM is heralding a true disruption in the construction industry, says John Tobin, LEED AP, Director of Architecture at EYP Architecture & Engineering. It is transforming markets and revolutionizing expectations.