Category Archives for Collaboration

BIM and Life-cycle Facility Management

by Peter Cholakis The rapidly changing global economic and environmental landscapes demand efficient life-cycle building management processes. While proactive, knowledge-based capital reinvestment processes have been successfully applied, such as Capital Planning and Management Systems; these depend upon quantitative physical and … Continue reading


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The Simple BIM Concept

by Mark Mergenschroer Building Information Modeling (BIM) enables unprecedented Team Work of building design and constructability. The power of BIM to bring together the client, architect, engineer, and contractor into a singular team, centered on project execution, will transform our … Continue reading


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Owners Want Integrated BIM

by James Salmon More and more owners are following the lead of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and demanding BIM, BIM Templates and, ultimately Integrated BIM that carries critical data from … Continue reading


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Co-labor-ation

by John Stebbins, Assoc. AIA In a word, BIM is “collaboration”. Co-labor-ation (co=with; labor=to work)…working together around a data-rich single intelligent model (or series of models), with a WILLINGNESS to share openly, and with a goal of greater efficiency, resulting … Continue reading


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Inventing the Future

by John Stebbins, Assoc. AIA There is an emerging need for a professional service that can certify that the BIM model being handed over to the owner is indeed correct. A certification would show that there is proper consolidation of … Continue reading


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Let’s Make History Together

by Caitlin Leal Collaboration is in our nature as human beings. We work well in groups; we thrive in aspects both personal and professional when we act on behalf of the greater collective good. We are not meant to be … Continue reading


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All Together Now

by Caitlin Leal I have noticed in recent weeks that many of the forum discussions about Building Information Modeling contain the word ‘versus’. This accomplishes only one thing: it pits people against one another. In the age of information, we … Continue reading


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BIM Has Arrived by John Stebbins September 1 ’09

by John Stebbins BIM has arrived? Hasn’t BIM been around for a long time? It is true that BIM ‘authoring tools’ have been around a long time. In fact ArchiCAD has been in use world-wide for 26 years, Autodesk Revit … Continue reading


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Selling Short

by Scott Glazebrook Some have sold Building Information Modeling (B.I.M.) as a panacea tool to solve all the embedded and inherent problems perceived in the architectural profession: to streamline a firm’s productivity, to reduce errors and omissions, to better coordinate … Continue reading


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Integration Today Using Open Standards

by Kimon Onuma, FAIA BIMStorm was proof that a stunning amount of collaboration and change is possible today with many tools. Yet, tools do not matter. BIM does not matter. Data and knowledge is valuable and BIM is just a … Continue reading


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