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Re-Cycle Your BIM Data For All Of Its Uses

Nick Blenkarn - Seeable

Sitting on  the train, writing this blog on the Macbook, using LTE about capacitive touch screen Apps created from BIM data which were surveyed with mobile mapping.   In fact, when I started, non of those things were ‘a thing’ and neither was the phrase ‘it’s a thing’ which is now a thing. Technology has been accelerating at breakneck speed and has overtaken most businesses in terms of their understanding of what can be achieved.  Through the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets for personal use, we now have massively powerful ‘mini computers’ in our pockets with accelerometers and gyro...
ClearEdge3D for Construction Verification
  ClearEdge3D announces the release of its newest software, Verity 1.0, which verifies the accuracy of new construction against design/fabrication models, giving general contractors unprecedented insight into their construction projects. The software analyzes laser scan point cloud data of the as-built construction against the design/fabrication models, identifying variances, missing elements or other potentially costly construction errors. The variance data and corrected model can be exported to Navisworks for as-built clash detection and further analysis. Poorly constructed and out-of-tolerance work is a massive problem in the construction industry, typically accounting for 5 percent of a project’s cost. Verity can dramatically...
Applying Theoretical Lean Processes to Construction Projects
The concept of Lean Construction is the implementation of processes based on theories, aiming to increase efficiency among the Construction Industry as a whole. I have recently began studying a Lean Construction module, where we have discussed where the current inefficiencies are, how we can learn from other industries and why our industry is so far behind achieving change. Some of the current issues arising between the working relationship of the design and construction professions include; - Poor coordination between changes in design and the transfer of information; lack of coordination between disciplines and supply chain capabilities. - Duplicated drawings...