Cost management module added to BIM 360 | Bentley releases streamlined BIM application civil work | Report: Robots to see increased use on construction sites
May 21, 2019
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Cost management module added to BIM 360
Autodesk's BIM 360 construction management platform now features a cloud-based cost management module that gives users insight into the financial health of projects through a real-time view of budget items and cost effects.
Construction Dive (5/15) 
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Design, plan and construct more efficiently with BILCO
BILCO offers Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects for the company's complete line of specialty access products. The objects are in Revit format and available for Roof Hatches, Automatic Fire Vents, and Floor Access Doors in both single and double leaf design configurations.
View the BIM objects here.
BIM in the News
Bentley releases streamlined BIM application civil work
Bentley Systems has recently released a single-app BIM solution for civil site design and land development workflows called OpenSite Designer. The application offers a wide range of capabilities, including visualization, reality modeling, terrain modeling, geotechnical analysis and detailed drawing production.
Architosh (5/21) 
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Advanced Construction Methods
Report: Robots to see increased use on construction sites
More than 7,000 construction robots will be deployed by 2025 for a wide range of construction activities, such as demolition, 3D printing and site preparation, according to a Tractica report. By 2025, annual market revenue for construction robot suppliers will reach $226 million, the report states.
Construction Dive (5/15) 
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Toggle uses robots for steel rebar fabrication, assembly
New York construction startup Toggle is using robots to fabricate and assemble steel rebar for reinforced concrete. Through the process, Toggle is not trying to eliminate human labor, but rather give work to robots that are well-suited for automation so humans can be placed in better jobs, co-founder Ian Cohen says.
The Architect's Newspaper (5/16) 
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Clement Canopy built with PPVC construction
Prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction and all-concrete modules were used for the Clement Canopy project in Singapore. The building method uses a peg-and-socket system to lock prefabricated modules into place.
Nikkei Asian Review (Japan) (tiered subscription model) (5/15) 
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Construction Technology in Focus
Commentary: UK set the stage for current state of BIM adoption
The UK's 2011 effort to push greater adoption of BIM set the stage for greater adoption throughout Europe and the International Organization for Standardization's BIM standards released this year, Phil Bernstein writes. "As we approach the end of the second decade of BIM, one can see the slow emergence of a global network of BIM standards leading to a single market BIM, catalyzed by what may be the only cohering force in the building universe: the long arm of the law," he writes.
The Architect's Newspaper (5/20) 
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Construction Management’s 4 Biggest Challenges
In April, CMAA gathered construction management pros, educators, tech firms and consultants to talk leadership, tech tools, project delivery and organizational culture to bring CM issues that matter most into sharp focus. Read more.
Working Together
Lean methods require buy-in, participation from all parties
Lean construction methods call for contractors to engage with partners early and often to ensure the level of collaboration needed to succeed, according to Centron Group Vice President of Construction Brian Bec. Participants must also make client expectations known right away and track project metrics to improve processes as work continues, Bec said.
Daily Commercial News (Ontario) (5/17) 
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Understanding the value of team resilience
Team resilience is vital in today's technology-driven, rapidly changing business environment. Five factors -- including direction, connection and alignment -- contribute to team resilience, according to RallyBright.
Glassdoor (5/15) 
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