Building information modeling Blog Posts

BIM Takes Disney Project to

2014

Disney theme parks are renowned for imaginative design, so it comes without surprise that one of their latest projects is situated to break precedents. Slated to open in 2015, the Enchanted Storybook CastleĀ is currently being designed for Disney Shanghai Resort... Read More

Top 10 BIM Questions Asked o

2014

With Modlar's specifier base increasing every day, we like to keep a handle on what's being talked about in the community.Here are 10 interesting questions that have been asked in the last few weeks. Feel free to help answer them, or submit a question of your very o... Read More

New Building Product Manufac

2014

Building Information Modeling is undoubtedly having a massive impact on the AEC community, and product manufacturers are taking note. Modlar is happy to announce partnerships with an exciting batch of new manufacturers this spring, with free 3D downloads of their it... Read More

Come on in, it's Door Week!

2014

Separating the outside from indoors, doors can open up brand new worlds. For our new Product of the Week, were celebrating doors, bringing you some of our favorite door products from Modlars BIM Library!We offer a variety of doors and door accessories from manufactu... Read More

Light Up with LED Week

2014

We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend, and to keep things lit up like the 4th of July sky, we're going to take a look at some products that will illuminate your world!For our new Product of the Week, the theme is LED lighting. Modlar offers LED products from m... Read More

10 Greatest Things About AIA

2014

Team Modlar has just returned from an outstanding exhibition at the 2014 AIA National Convention, and the show was a smashing success!With thousands of attendees and exhibitors, we had a great time introducing our brand to several new audiences, as well as catching... Read More

An Update from the 2014 AIA

2014

As previously mentioned, Modlar is exhibiting in the 2014 AIA National Convention. Our team is about to embark on day 2, and were having an incredible time introducing Modlar to other expo participants!Held at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL, the AIA Convention... Read More

RTC North America 2014

2014

The Revit Technology Conference is an annual idea exchange, geared toward everyone in the Autodesk Revit-based community. Founded and run by users of the software, RTC North America 2014 will take place June 19 - 21, in Chicago, IL.Modlars VP of Global Sales and Bus... Read More

Watch Out, it's Wall Week!

2014

Providing area definition, as well as support and shelter, walls are the foundation of nearly every building structure. For our new Product of the Week, we'll be showing you some of our favorite wall-related products from Modlar's BIM Library!We offer a variety of w... Read More

Get Ready for Grill Week!

2014

Summer is just about here, so we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the products that make the warmer months more enjoyable! For our new Product of the Week, the spotlight is on our exciting library of built-in grilling products, fit to compliment... Read More

May Recap

2014

Spring brought impressive numbers for Modlar, with the month of May demonstrating even more steady growth!On average, 4 items were downloaded per specifier, with a total of 15,033 downloads for the month. In turn, that generated a specification value of $30,066,000,... Read More

Submerge into Washer Week

2014

#ShowerWeek was a success, and we plan to keep things flowing. For our new Product of the Week, we'll be showcasing a variety of washing machines that will be sure to start up your spin cycle!Our BIM Library boasts washing machines from leading manufactuers like Bos... Read More

Soak Up Shower Week

2014

We loved showcasing all of our incredible stone manufacturers with #StoneWeek, but now we're taking things back indoors. This week, the focus is on showers, and we've got an exciting selection fit to compliment any bathroom!Modlar offers a variety of shower products... Read More

Plumbing & Washroom Products

2014

As a pioneer in the commercial plumbing industry, Bradley Corporation has been manufacturing impressive washroom products for over 90 years. The AEC community looks to Bradley for innovative specifications, and Modlar is happy to have an exciting assortment of their... Read More

New Products Bring Welcome W

2014

As it was previously announced, several building product manufacturers have just signed on to be featured in Modlar's BIM marketplace. Because we're rolling out so many new products in the coming month, we've decided to have Welcome Week!A variation on our Product o... Read More

Announcing Modlar's MODster

2014

As youre probably well aware, change is in the air at Modlar. Weve got some exciting new promotions in store, and we want you to get involved! 3D printing is all the rage in the AEC industry, and is set to revolutionize the way buildings are constructed. Several su... Read More

NAHB International Builders'

2013

This week we are heading to Las Vegas for the 2013 NAHB International Builders Show. It's going to be exciting to see so many innovative new products being shown and some fantastic trade booths on display. If you're at the show this week, feel free to contact us t... Read More

BIMstop 2013 updates

2013

It's a new year and the team at BIMstop is ready to dive into 2013. We have some exciting features being released in the first quarter of 2013, as well as some great new clients coming on board. All of the new BIM content will be available for Autodesk Revit, Graph... Read More

10 most popular BIM question

2012

Recently we released our new BIM questions and answers section (you can access it here) as a way of aggregating our Building Information Modeling knowledge as well as that of our growing community of global BIM experts. It has been a great success with users around... 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

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

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

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

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

BIM construction simulations

2012

As the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) accelerates we are seeing a huge uptake by contractors, especially on larger projects.This is great to see as it shows the true power of BIM in order to bring all of a project's stakeholders together. Increased... Read More

Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai) BI

2012

Here's a great video of the Burj Khalifa (formally the Burj Dubai) in the UAE. The Burj as you may know is the world's tallest building. We were lucky enough to see it for real last year and it is amazing in real life, as well as very elegant for such a huge structu... Read More

UK Ecobuild 2012 roundup vid

2012

It's been another year of the great Ecobuild show. Ecobuild is the world's biggest event for sustainable design.This year saw a lot of great new technologies introduced to the industry, including some great BIM initiatives as well!Below is a great roundup video whic... Read More

Making BIM easier to explain

2012

We're getting more interactive, starting with our BIM solutions for manufacturers page.Pictures tell a thousand words (so the saying goes), so our goal is to combine beautiful interactive graphics with great informative content to help explain our story and messages... 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

BIM quote of the week from T

2012

"When we are designing a building, we have very specific ideas about the look we are going for. BIM software has made it possible for us to now see on our screens exactly what the end result is going to look like. When looking for products and/or materials to u... Read More

BIM and the Panama Canal

2012

Here's a great article I discovered on constructiondigital.com (link) on the latest redevelopment of the Panama Canal. The interview is with Nick Pansic, deputy design engineer, and Michael Newberry, design engineer, of MWH Global, one of only two U.S. firms involve... Read More

Darren Tims from Rice Daubne

2012

Below is a great video of Darren Tims from Rice Daubney Architects in Australia.In the video Darren gives a fantastic overview of how Rice Daubney are using BIM (Building Information Modeling) in their work flow and the benefits they are gaining from it. This is esp... Read More

Resene BIM materials updated

2012

We've just released an updated to the Resene BIM materials. These are now ready for you to download and start using!Resene ArchiCAD materials download >Resene Sketchup materials download >These material files make painting and scheduling finishes for your buil... Read More

Start a BIM Group

2011

An area we are very interested in is the information & communication layer around the Building Information Model (BIM).In order for BIM to be used effectively and efficiently, there is a lot of communication that has to take place. To some extent this works fine... Read More

BIM user testimony from Will

2011

When building the BIM or "electronic model" of my project, I am far more likely to use a ready made library part to insert than to build my own from scratch - it takes a lot of time to build one's own library parts. If BIMstop has a suitable library part... Read More

BIM content testimony

2011

We've recently been running a survey to collect testimonies and insights into how architects & specifiers use BIM content (Revit families, ArchiCAD objects etc) and why they find it so valuable.The results will be reported here on this blog. With the first one h... Read More

Building Live Tokyo

2011

Our team is in the final for the Building Live Tokyo BIM competition!Results come out at the end of the month, so fingers crossed we win. We also had a good result last year, with our entry coming 4th overall.

BIMstop login error

2011

Update: This error has now been fixed, back to business as usual!We've had a flood of emails saying there is currently an error with the BIMstop (our BIM content network) login system. No panic, one of our engineers is currently investigating what the error is and w... Read More

What scale to model to?

2011

One issue with the growing BIM (building information modeling) adoption is around standards. Most offices are currently working to an in house standard that works best for them. This is fine for now and is normally the case with new technologies, but over time stand... Read More

Fads vs Trends

2011

A huge part of running any company is marketing and it's a topic I study constantly; how companies are positioning themselves and how they communicate their products.I recently read an article that talked a lot about marketing fads vs trends. By focussing on trends... Read More

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