Changing the game with BIM

| August 1, 2019

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The movement toward Building Information Modeling for transportation projects has proponents around the globe, but it has yet to expand into widespread adoption. The reasons include entrenched practices that worked well for a long time, an older generation hesitant to learn new skills, and engineers conservative nature when it comes to technology.

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Infrastructure Policy Watch: new resilience guidelines from Australia and UK hydrogen strategy

Article | April 8, 2020

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How can we design better for Buildability?

Article | April 8, 2020

The use of highly sophisticated building models – as a result of BIM – has transformed how we design the built environment. However, although the digital models used by architects and engineers during design enable impressive visualization and documentation of the designer’s intent, the data and considerations required to construct it are often considered separately. We typically use the design model to communicate the final state of the project – not how it is constructed, even though such considerations result in a more accurate estimate on both project time and cost. Of course, different flavors of BIM tools exist that do consider such topics during manufacturing and construction, but how often do we truly consider the impact of the construction process as part of making the right initial design decisions?

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Article | April 8, 2020

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