Archive for August, 2012

World’s Tallest Building Ready in 90 Days

Posted by modlar in Case studies on August 30th, 2012 No Comments

The world’s tallest building will hopefully will be built by January 2013 in China. Has work already started? The answer is no, instead the building will be built in only 90 days! How, you ask? Prefabrication. About 95% of the building will be built before work has even started on the ground, as the building… read more

London 2012 BIM Landmarks

Posted by modlar in Design, General News on August 28th, 2012 No Comments

Although the 2012 Olympics may have finished, AEgis Technologies is lending a hand to showcase London to the world! AEgis Technologies has developed 3D models of London landmarks such as the Tower of London, Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abby, and new features of the city such as Westfield Mall and train station. The database… read more

BIM as a Marketing Tool

Posted by modlar in Videos on August 23rd, 2012 No Comments

I found this great video that shows the incredible use of BIM as a marketing tool. I think the video shows that BIM is the way forward, not just for the AEC industry, but also for real estate and property developers. The video just portrays what can be done to showcase properties to potential customers… read more

BIMstop Sponsoring the Australian Health Design Council Inaugural General Meeting and Melbourne Launch Event

Posted by modlar in BIMstop on August 21st, 2012 No Comments

BIMstop is proudly sponsoring the Australian Health Design Council Inaugural General Meeting and Melbourne Launch Event. These two events will take place on Thursday 6th September. Please see the brochure for below for more information. The chair of the Australian Health Design Council, Jane Carthey, will present the opening address and Dr Keith Joe, Clinical Director of… read more

New Christchurch City Recovery Plan

Posted by modlar in Videos on August 14th, 2012 No Comments

And the plan is here! So what do we think of the new plan of the garden city of Christchurch in New Zealand? After the devastating February 22nd 2011 earthquake in the city, Christchurch is now planning for the city centres future. The city plan was devised after 100 days and completed with consultation with the city’s… read more

1972 Munich Olympic Stadium BIM

Posted by modlar in BIM, Videos on August 9th, 2012 No Comments

Building on the Olympics theme, I have just found a video which builds the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium in ArchiCAD. The Munich Olympic Stadium was designed by Günther Behnisch and Frei Otto, and built by Bilfinger Berger. Apparently the sweeping transparent canopy was supposed to imitate the Swiss Alps and symbolize a new Germany. The BIM stadium looks awesome and quite similar to… read more

The 2012 London Olympic Stadium Using BIM

Posted by modlar in BIM, Case studies on August 8th, 2012 2 Comments

So the Olympics is fully underway and a hot topic, so I thought I would set an Olympics theme, with a BIM twist! Let’s began with a look at how BIM helped build the 2012 London Olympic Stadium. I came across this great article in BuildingSMART UK Newsletter No. 27, that talked about the use… read more

BIMstop is Retina ready!

Posted by modlar in BIM, BIMstop, Design, Technology on August 1st, 2012 No Comments

Everyone was excited (including us) when Apple announced their latest Mac Book Pro with Retina display. A huge number of people now spend most of their day staring at a computer screen, especially people in the AEC. So Retina or more accurately screens with such high resolution that you can’t see pixels are a more… read more



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