BIM Archive

  • BIM, What is Building Information Modeling?

    BIM, What is Building Information Modeling?

    “BIM” or Building Information Modeling is one of the most misunderstood terms in the architectural industry today. Surveyors and laser scanning service providers often think that simply creating a digital 3D model of a building from the point clouds they capture using the latest 3D laser scanning technology is “BIM” even though that model has […]

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  • 1st Pricing Strengthens BIM Patent Spectrum

    1st Pricing Strengthens BIM Patent Spectrum

    April 13, 2010: Signal Hill, Calif. – The technology works as an add-on to CAD programs. This plug-in allows architects and other designers to utilize libraries of real-world, commercially available products. “We were driving BIM technology before BIM was BIM. We made symbols smart and tied them product databases which allowed us to offer accurate […]

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  • Building Information Models Become Portable [iPad] [iPhone]

    Building Information Models Become Portable [iPad] [iPhone]

    While there are numerous 3D model applications available for the iPhone, iPad and Android, there has not been an application that provides a portable “intelligent model” until now. goBIM, developed by Ian Keough senior technical designer at Buro Happold, is a tool for browsing Building Information Models on your iPhone (an iPad-specific version in the […]

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  • Cars are Good, Buildings are Bad — We Need Another National Lab

    Cars are Good, Buildings are Bad — We Need Another National Lab

    The title is not completely correct, cars are not really good, but they are less bad than buildings. We hear constantly: “Cars cause Global Warming” (more accurately contribute to Climate Change). People are purchasing hybrids to do their part to help save the earth and lower our need for fuel. We rarely hear: Buildings are […]

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  • Apple 3D Head-Tracking – The Ultimate Display for Construction Plans

    Apple 3D Head-Tracking – The Ultimate Display for Construction Plans

    by Houston Neal The latest talk of the town in the Apple blogosphere is 3D head-tracking. Apple recently filed a patent for technology that allows users to change perspective of an object by moving their head or body. So instead of dragging your mouse to rotate a graph or chart, you simply look behind it; a […]

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  • View the future in your phone

    View the future in your phone

    Augmented reality will soon be available on smartphones to transform site visits. Written by Simon Johns Imagine walking down the street, looking for somewhere to eat. You use your phone to photograph a restaurant, and the overlay on the screen shows you menu items pulled from the restaurant’s online menu, reviews from newspapers and so […]

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  • New Online Course from RedVector Details the Basics of BIM

    New Online Course from RedVector Details the Basics of BIM

    Two-hour interactive online offering for design and construction professionals explains Building Information Modeling – how it works, who can benefit, and why it’s important To help architects, engineers, contractors and other design professionals keep up with the rapidly evolving world of virtual modeling technology, RedVector is pleased to release “Building Information Modeling (BIM): An Introduction.” […]

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  • ecoScorecard Advances BIM Capabilities With Google SketchUp™ Integration

    ecoScorecard Advances BIM Capabilities With Google SketchUp™ Integration

    Phoenix, November 11, 2009 – ecoScorecard, the technology platform that helps building product specifiers evaluate environmental attributes of products, today revealed the new ecoScorecard plug-in that works with Google SketchUp and provides a critical link between popular BIM (Building Information Modeling) tools and important environmental rating systems such as LEED. The announcement was made today […]

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