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Free Report: BIM for Infrast

2012

The new, free and downloadable SmartMarket Report, The Business Value of BIM for Infrastructure by McGraw-Hill Construction, looks at how BIM is being used on infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges, dams, water treatment facilities, power plants and transp... Read More

New OpenBIM Event: Build Qat

2012

Upon the success of the Build London Live events (2008, 2009, 2012), Asite, AEC3 and buildingSMART MENA & India are launching a new OpenBIM event, Build Qatar Live 2012. The 48 hour competition takes place from Tuesday, November 27th 2012 to Thursday, November... Read More

BIM and 'The Rock': How BIM

2012

This is a great video by Graphisoft showcasing how BIM is used to design complex buildings. In 2010, Wellington Airport in New Zealand gained a new expansion; Studio Pacific in association with Warren and Mahoney Architects designed the The Rock, the new unique Inte... Read More

New Competition: The Autodes

2012

Autodesk and CGarchitect have launched a new competition; the Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure. This new annual competition showcases exemplary use of BIM for civil infrastructure. The competition rewards the use of the technology to plan, design, build and man... Read More

2012 Research Shows Dramatic

2012

New research conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction shows that there is a rapid increase of Building Information Modeling (BIM) usage by architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America. The percentage of companies using BIM is now 71%, which is a j... Read More

Marketing your building prod

2012

Below is a guest post from April a marketing manager for a building product manufacturer in the USA. April has successfully grown her company's market share over the last 5 years and offers the following advice to building product marketing managers starting out... Read More

Gardens by the Bay Wins the

2012

Well done to Singapore's Gardens by the Bay who won this years World Building of the Year, the top prize at World Architecture Festival! Wilkinson Eyre Architects won the award for the design of the Cooled Conservatories, but it was acknowledged that this was a te... Read More

BIM questions and answers no

2012

We get asked a lot of questions, 99% of which are related to Building Information Modeling (BIM). This includes questions about how to work with BIM, BIM software tutorials, which BIM software is the right fit, how to support BIM users and how to market to BIM user... Read More

Inside the Porsche Design To

2012

It seems like we can't get enough of this fascinating building! Again, as a follow up of last weeks blog about Gil Dezer's interview, I have located another video of the Porsche Design Tower. This time it shows pictures from inside the Porsche Design Tower. It looks... Read More

The BIM Project Execution Pl

2012

The BIM Project Execution Planning buildingSMART alliance (bSa) Project has developed the BIM Project Execution Planning Guide. The bSa is in charge of developing the National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness... Read More

Grand Designs Live Sydney

2012

This weekend the annual Grand Designs Live trade show is on in Sydney. We'll be there with our friends from Miele Appliances, talking to specifiers about the great range of Miele BIM content we have recently built for them (Revit, ArchiCAD and Sketchup formats). It... Read More

The Porsche Design Tower Dev

2012

For those of you who read my blog post a few weeks ago about the new http://www.modlar.com/blog/porsche-design-tower-modeled-using-bimx/" target="_blank">Porsche Design Tower and were fascinated, just like me, about the sheer creation of such a bu... Read More

Facebook Plans Expansion of

2012

Facebook is planning to expand their campus! After their IPO on the stock market, Facebook has decided to add to its campus by building a huge new addition designed by world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry. The new extension hopes to hold up to 2,800 engineers once... Read More

World's First: Floating Leis

2012

Baca Architects is working in collaboration with ZM Architecture and have created a design for a floating urban quarter. Along with developers Floating Concepts, these architects are creating the world's first floating leisure village. Located on the Clyde Waterfron... Read More

BIM Helping to Create Sustai

2012

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about Park Ventures and their Gold LEED rating, so I thought it would be a good idea to follow this up with an article specifically on LEED and how BIM can help create sustainable buildings. The widely used LEED (Leadership in Energy... Read More

Around the world in full 3D

2012

There's a new iPhone out, everyone on the planet has heard about that. However we want to look more closely at the really exciting bit for all of us with a slight case of digital 3D obsession. Apple's latest iOS 6 release brings a whole new maps app to iPhone and i... Read More

Why Product Manufacturers Sh

2012

An increasing trend in the industry is product manufacturers creating BIM-based libraries of their products. What this ultimately means is that manufacturers are now supporting designers (architects, contractors and interior designers) by allowing them to incorporat... Read More

BIM for Interiors

2012

The worlds 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... Read More

Park Ventures and Green Arch

2012

Now days buildings are continually striving for environmentally friendly buildings and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is one standard that can be used to measure the environmentally friendliness level. Park Ventures in Thailand is a project th... Read More

Porsche Design Tower Designe

2012

Here's an exciting building in the works. The Porsche Design Tower is being designed and modelled using BIM (Building Information Modelling) software, more specifically they are using Graphisofts ArchiCAD and BIMx viewer. The 57 story luxury building will feature u... Read More

BIMstop Guide to BIM now on

2012

For a few years we've had a free Guide to BIM ebook available as a free downloadable PDF (here). The ebook was put together to help educate the market with a basic overview of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and where exactly your company fits into the eco syste... Read More

Use of BIM for Interiors

2012

This video displays superbly what BIM can do to help the interior design industry. BIM is for more than just the AEC industry, interior designers are also using BIM to showcase their ideas to their clients. BIMstop is definitely on board this trend; we have various... Read More

BIM terms glossary

2012

All industries now days seemed to be swamped with acronyms! For a start there is "BIM" (Building Information Modelling), but from that point we now have more arriving daily, not to mention the hundreds of different file extensions. To help everyone get th... Read More

Cardinia Civic Centre Design

2012

The Cardinia Civic Centre is an exciting new project that is expected to be completed late 2013. DesignInc designed and documented the building using Revit, so its fantastic to see BIM being used to create such a building. Revit Structure and Revit MEP models were a... Read More

World's Tallest Building Rea

2012

The worlds 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 e... Read More

London 2012 BIM Landmarks

2012

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 n... Read More

BIM as a Marketing Tool

2012

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 showc... Read More

BIMstop Sponsoring the Austr

2012

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... Read More

BIMstop now available in the

2012

As of today BIMstop is now available in the Facebook app store: http://www.facebook.com/appcenter/bimstop?fb_source=search Facebook connect is something we have supported for a while now, as it is fast becoming one of the main ways people handle their online identi... Read More

BIMstop private libraries -

2012

We are releasing a great new and much requested feature today - BIMstop private libraries. A common request we get from BIM managers at firms big to small is a better way for them to manage their in house BIM library. Some firms don't want their users simply going... Read More

New Christchurch City Recove

2012

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 10... Read More

1972 Munich Olympic Stadium

2012

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 G'nther Behnisch and Frei Otto, and built by Bilfinger Berger. Apparently the sweeping transparent canopy w... Read More

The 2012 London Olympic Stad

2012

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,... Read More

BIMstop is Retina ready!

2012

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 hig... Read More

Top companies using BIM

2012

I was just reading this great article which discussed if investment in BIM for individual firms was paying off, here's a link: http://www.bdcnetwork.com/bim-finally-starting-pay-aec-firms?goback=%2Egmp_98421%2Egde_98421_member_..." target="_blank">... Read More

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, I

2012

Here's a great video that was just sent to us, that really shows how advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools are getting. Below you will see none other than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy being modeled. It is first modeled with native ArchiCAD buildi... Read More

Polyflor BIM content for Rev

2012

We're pleased to announce that Polyflor BIM files are now available for their complete flooring range on the BIMstop network, in both Revit and ArchiCAD formats. You can download them directly from Polyflor's BIM profile on our network here > The Polyflor BIM f... Read More

Shanghai tower and BIM

2012

Seen as a future landmark of Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower aims to showcase cutting-edge sustainable design concepts. Along with BIM technology and processes in practice. The Shanghai Tower is a remarkable story about the advantages of BIM for the whole project life... Read More

BIMstop & Dropbox integratio

2012

Following on from our new Box.com integration last week, you can now push BIM objects from our BIMstop network directly to your Dropbox.com account. This makes it really easy to add the content you need to your BIM library from anywhere, even from your smartphone o... Read More

BIMstop and Box integration

2012

New BIMstop and Box.com integration makes library storage and management even easier. Managing your company's vast BIM content library is fast becoming an issue in many enterprises. As your team needs to all be using the latest files and have easy access to them no... Read More

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