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Use the Cloud to ‘Make It Rain’

February 14, 2017 - in Articles

By Mark Scacco, P.E. Hybrid cloud solutions provide immediate access to project data regardless of internet connectivity Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or locked in an abandoned MySpace chat room for the last several years, you’ve undoubtedly come…

Promoting the Debate on BIM in Spain

February 13, 2017 - in Events

The IE School of Architecture and Design and Arup organised an event to discuss the challenges and opportunities that BIM presents to companies, as well…

Coastal Library ‘Rides the BIM Wave’

January 31, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

For a library project in a California beach town, 3D modeling helped a design-build project team deliver a challenging but symbolic design on an accelerated…

Video: Greg Bentley Interview Part 1: Favorite Projects and BIM Advancements

January 12, 2017 - in Interview, Video

Informed Infrastructure interviewed Greg Bentley, the CEO of Bentley Systems, at the Year In Infrastructure Event held Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Hilton London Metropole. In Part 1 of this interview, he discusses some of his favorite finalists and winners from…

BIM Breakthrough: Historic Grand Paris Express Employs BIM on Monumental Scale

December 6, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When the original Paris Metro system was built more than a century ago, it connected all the most vital parts of the city. But Paris has changed a lot in 116 years. Now outlying neighborhoods are home to Europe’s largest business district, the world’s…

WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital Expansion Project Wins Best in BIM Award

November 11, 2016 - in Buildings

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas award recognizes use of BIM to convert healthplex into licensed acute care hospital. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas recognized the WakeMed North Family Health & Women's…

Trimble to Acquire Building Data to Expand Constructible Model and BIM Content Offering for Construction

November 8, 2016 - in Corporate, News

LAS VEGAS - Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Building Data based in Rocklin, Calif. Building Data's managed content and software solutions enable Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing…

Safety Still First! BIM Takes Rule No. 1 to the Next Level

October 14, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By John Turner As the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry evolves, with new technologies leap-frogging our capabilities forward and shifting our approach to managing projects, there’s no aspect of the jobsite left untouched—and that…

Better BIM: Laser Scanning Improves Accuracy and Speed in Onsite Data Acquisition

October 14, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Chew Beow Kwan Building information modeling (BIM) first came about in the 1970s, but its methods have been refined considerably since then. Widely used by city planners, architects and civil engineers today, BIM enables stakeholders to better make high-impact…

IoT Paves Its Way Into Commercial Construction

July 29, 2016 - in Corporate, News

Have you ever sat in a meeting and suddenly wondered if you closed your garage door in the morning?  It tends to leave you in a bit of a panic, making it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. Those days are long gone since the introduction of the…