Monday, June 28, 2010
It is possible, and we’re already witnessing a global push to build or transform communities into models of sustainability. Taking sustainability from a vague concept to reality requires that the correct decisions are being made at the earliest phases of planning and designing at a city-wide or even regional scope.
Source : www.environmentalleader.com
This article is by Paul McRoberts who at Autodesk is responsible for providing technology in the infrastructure industry through the evolution to model-based workflows across the project lifecycle of the Transportation, Land & Environmental, Water, and Power industry segments.
Monday, June 14, 2010
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Friday, June 4, 2010
I start this blog post with a quote borrowed from Seth Godin’s book the Linchpin—
"Part of the passion is having the persistence and resilience to change both your art and the way you deliver it."
This was mentioned in a BIM survey report that I happened to chance upon. I could not help, but read it again & again, and wonder how effectively it summarizes what all BIM believers try to advocate for the AEC industry.
First, I would like to mention a few concerns and general perceptions associated with BIM Implementation, which a lot of us may have heard or had in the past,
· Financial Investment in Software
· Time Investment in Training of staff
· Revit Professionals not readily available
· Can’t afford the downtime to transition
· Revit too complicated to learn & implement within our organization
· Don’t have enough resources to dedicate.
Expect too little or too much
· Construction Documentation is not possible
· It is only a 3-D modeling software
Our Consultants don’t use Revit
· Most of the services consultants use CAD
I use the term BIM believers because I believe on the inevitability of BIM. In the present scenarios this is a,
· Business reality for some
· Approaching vision for believers, &
· Leap of faith for many others.
But, as the industry moves forward, one way or the other we realize that BIM is the future and is here to stay.
Believers like us feel we may see a delay in its acceptance and usage but it would only be a matter of time, where it deployment would be a more strategic option than adopting it just because “everyone is using it”.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
There have been innumerable articles on the effects of technology and social networking on the AEC industry and it’s hard to ignore the impact that technologies like Twitter and Skype and devices like Apple’s iPad have had on the consumer world. Businesses globally are also looking into ways these technologies could improve productivity, and Architecture & Construction are among them. Contractors are still discovering how these technologies can be best utilized in the business world.
BIM itself is more a technology based platform rather than just a drafting tool. Some say the AEC industry has a hard time keeping up with some of the emerging technologies that hit both the consumer and business world fast and furiously. But this industry might be farther ahead of the curve than some truly believe. Terms like ‘tweet’, ’webex’ and ‘app store’ could have a more meaningful impact on the industry going forward.