Building Information Model Blog Posts

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

BIMstop BIM projects beta ha

2012

Innovation is a big part of what we do at BIMstop. We are very focused on bringing to the world the very best Building Information Modeling (BIM) process and helping to streamline it across all project stakeholders.This means not only providing as much high quality... Read More

Philippe Starck Lemon Squeez

2012

Here's a fun video showing how powerful the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools are getting.The below video is demonstrating the latest ArchiCAD 16 which introduces direct modeling capabilities into the native BIM environment with its brand new MORPH to... Read More

Miele BIM content now availa

2012

BIM content for Miele Appliances is now going live on our BIMstop network.You can download it all directly from Miele's BIM profile at: http://www.modlar.com/profile/miele/The content is available in Autodesk Revit and Graphisoft ArchiCAD formats. WIth an IFC export... Read More

BIMstop is a Hi-tech awards

2012

The awards night for the NZ Hi Tech Awards was held last Friday. We were very excited for BIMstop to be announced as one of 6 finalists in the Ministry of Science & Innovation (MSI) Startup award category.Sadly we didn't win, however it was still fantastic to be... Read More

BIM used on Monash Universit

2012

The Robert Menzies Building, constructed in the 1960s and designed by Eggleston Macdonald (now DesignInc) has undergone a major redevelopment to deliver a 40 year life cycle, incorporating emerging trends in education environment design. The existing structure and e... Read More

BIMstop new learning search

2012

BIMstop's Building Information Modeling (BIM) content search just got faster and smarter.Search is a key part of all modern software products and is by far the best and fastest way to mine through large amounts of data. Far quicker than browsing through hundreds of... Read More

Manufacturer endorsed vs com

2012

At BIMstop we are big believers in involving the Building Information Modeling (BIM) community in everything we do. BIM is about collaboration and streamlining workflows, this puts the users at the centre of the process.As we build BIMstop.com into the best possible... Read More

BIM Building Information Mod

2012

Here's a great video presentation which was just sent to us. It was recorded a few years ago at the 8th Members Meeting of CITA EIN ( Construction IT Alliance ) in Dublin on the 23 June 2010.The speaker is Ralph Montague, who is an architect and managing partner of... Read More

BIMstop BIM activity feeds h

2012

The BIMstop profile page is your unique home on BIMstop. Whether your a manufacturer or passionate BIM user, the profile allows everyone else to easily find your content. It also give you a fantastic way to share everything about you and BIM (Building Information Mo... Read More

Manufacturer's return on inv

2012

Return on investment - it's what makes the business world go around. Return on investment or ROI is often a key part of marketing discussions, especially when different channels are being compared.As BIMstop offers a powerful marketing solution to building product m... Read More

BIMstop careers

2012

We've launched a new page on BIMstop: BIMstop CareersBIMstop is growing fast and our market is global. One of the keys to our success to date is surrounding ourselves with great people and allowing them to do great work.Currently we have two types of people we are l... Read More

Gutter Solutionz for ArchiCA

2012

In 2010 we helped build a ArchiCAD object for Gutter Solutionz. The object allows you to easily place their gutter screen product onto your plans and calculate the length of it you need. So a very quick and easy way to get pricing info and see how the product is siz... Read More

Industry first: BIMstop lets

2012

We've said it before; the most important part of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the "I". Information is the key to BIM and the future of all industries including the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry (or if you like acronyms, the... Read More

Open BIM Launched

2012

Here's a great new initiative from buildingSMART International, members of the Nemetschek Group, Tekla and other leading software vendors.They are joining forces to launch a global program to help promote "Open BIM" collaboration workflows throughout the A... Read More

Horiso BIM content for Revit

2012

Horiso BIM content for Autodesk Revit and Graphisoft ArchiCAD is now live on the BIMstop network.BIM content has been built for the following Horiso products: External venetian blinds (EVB) Rack arm systems Solarai controller These BIM models allow you to quickly ap... Read More

Woven Image BIM content comi

2012

Woven Image (website link) BIM content is soon to be available on BIMstop.comWoven Image is an International textile and interior finishes company specialising in commercial interiors, including offices, hotels, restaurants, airports and theatres.Woven Image was est... Read More

BIM feedback loop

2012

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is about speeding collaboration and effective feedback. One of the stake holders who have been mssing out on valuable feedback from projects are the manufacturers as they are often one or two steps removed from the process.Today w... Read More

BIMstop profiles

2012

We've pushed a lot of updates to BIMstop in the last couple of weeks and we are especially excited about today's release of BIMstop profiles.Profiles are a great way to get an overview of all the BIM content which has been uploaded by a particular Manufacturer or BI... Read More

Embed BIM everywhere

2012

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is all about collaboration and sharing information.So to follow this passion we've decided to make sharing BIM content really easy. On each BIM content page you will now see a new Embed tab (next to Tags), this gives you two excit... Read More

Make sharing BIM easier

2012

BIM helps improve a lot of areas in the design ann construction. Arguably the most important is how it helps to speed collaboration around the project.At BIMstop we are focused on helping to make this process even better and easier for everybody involved. This is a... Read More

BIMstop overview video updat

2012

We've made an update to our BIMstop overview video, on our manufacturer's homepage here.The idea was to simplify it and get straight to the point of how BIMstop helps manufacturers boost the amount their product is specified, in turn increasing their sales!You can w... Read More

Living on the sea with BIM

2012

Here's an interesting concept from the designers at Wally Power. It's a concept of a large new type of boat (almost island) designed to be a stable place to live on.From the wally site: A private island of unimaginable space, light and tranquility, it is the worlds... Read More

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