Architect: BIM "is like a snowball rolling down a hill" | BIM making significant inroads in Chile | Airport Authority of India chooses Autodesk's Revit
September 10, 2019
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Architect: BIM "is like a snowball rolling down a hill"
BIM has the potential to change the world, in the same way architectural drawing did, writes Douglas MacLeod in a wide-ranging commentary. "As BIM evolves, it is like a snowball rolling down a hill that gets larger and larger as it collects more data," writes MacLeod, chair of the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University in Canada.
Canadian Architect (9/2019) 
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Gain the 360° competitive advantage for your business
360° cameras became the second most used capturing device on construction sites in 2018, according to a USIBD cornerstone report. AEC professionals interested in modern 360° reality capture now face a question about the right equipment for their specific needs. We have created a 360° camera guide based on insights from 16,000+ job sites. Download the 360° camera guide.
BIM in the News
BIM making significant inroads in Chile
A study by a Chilean university finds increasing adoption of BIM software by construction, engineering and architectural firms in that country. The core group of companies using BIM as standard procedure is 34%, up 12 percentage points from 2016.
BNAmericas (9/6) 
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Early modeling helped produce new jewel at Singapore airport
Early modeling helped produce new jewel at Singapore airport
(Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
BIM played a significant part in a newest structure at the heart of Singapore's Changi Airport, voted best in the world by passengers for the past seven years. Contractors were able to deal with key issues early in the construction process, proving that the unique design, which includes the world's largest indoor waterfall, could be built safely.
International Airport Review magazine online (9/4) 
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Airport Authority of India chooses Autodesk's Revit
The Airport Authority of India has decided that BIM will be the primary design and planning platform for the new terminal at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Autodesk's Revit will provide a cloud-based solution for design team members to communicate in real time.
Geospatial World (9/5) 
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Advanced Construction Methods
Robots part of contractor's plan to work faster
Utah chose hydrodemolition as an efficient way to replace concrete decking on 14 deteriorating bridges as part of an Interstate 70 overhaul. The state's contractor used Aquajet Aqua Cutter 710 robots for debris removal along with water collection, filtration and reuse.
Roads & Bridges online (9/4) 
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Reality capture is key to 2 major NYC projects
Reality capture is key to 2 major NYC projects
Moynihan Train Hall (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Skanska USA is using reality-capture technologies to boost efficiency and translate project models to the jobsite as it works on Terminal B at New York City's LaGuardia Airport and the Moynihan Train Hall at the James A. Farley Post Office building. One particular challenge in each case is a requirement that both facilities continue to operate normally as construction proceeds.
Construction Dive (9/3) 
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Igloo Vision uses VR to allow teams to collaborate in real time
The Wild, a VR/AR collaboration platform, and Igloo Vision have integrated to allow entire teams to collaborate on the design process in real time by entering a virtual reality igloo or using VR headsets. Once inside the model, "everyone can see what each other is looking at and can gauge reactions easily," says Jake Rowland of Igloo Vision.
New Electronics (9/9) 
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Construction Technology in Focus
The benefits of job-site cameras
Cameras at job sites can increase productivity by cutting down on rework, improve collaboration and help with accident prevention, among other benefits. "[Sensera Systems] cameras have weather and time stamps that can be used to develop history reports," said Wendi Burke, Sensera's director of marketing.
Daily Commercial News (Ontario) (8/29) 
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The darker the subject, the more light you must try to shed on the matter.
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