BIM and Blockchain (Part 2): What does the Blockchain has to do with BIM?

  Note: If you are not yet familiar with the concept of Blockchain, take a look at the first article of this series BIM and Blockchain (Part 1): Basics of Blockchain to understand the fundamentals of the theory behind Blockchain.   The digital transformation brings its fresh share of new buzzwords almost every week. The latest (and probably most enigmatic) concept to enter in the BIM World, the Blockchain, might not be as useless as you think. Indeed, once the functioning principle of the Blockchain is laid out, the potential for practical applications is also easier to understand.… Alles lesen

BIM and Blockchain (Part 1): Basics of Blockchain

  Stay informed about the latest developments in the industry is becoming increasingly challenging; each day, our favorite newspapers and email boxes are flooded with supposedly new “game changing” concepts and innovative technologies that will revolutionize our everyday work. The most recent buzzword that is taking over the web since a few months is as well mysterious as misunderstood: the Blockchain.… Alles lesen

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Naveen Dath, Architect and Director at Cottee Parker Architects

    Naveen Dath is Architect and Director at Cottee Parker Architects. Founded in 1989, Cottee Parker Architects is a national practice with studios operating in Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane with an emerging presence in Sydney. They have extensive experience in delivering unique and considered design solutions for the built environment. As a long standing, well-established practice, they have garnered strong relationships with local planning authorities and are well recognized for exceptional urban design outcomes. This has allowed them to achieve design solutions for their clients well beyond the usual planning constraints.… Alles lesen

Legal issues with BIM and collaborative design

  As Building Information Modeling is progressively becoming standard practice in design offices of all around the world, it is increasingly evident that the collaborative approach to building projects also brings a considerable share of new challenges. Whereas technical and IT issues associated with interdisciplinary model sharing are often seen by design teams as BIM’s main problem, a potentially bigger concern is arising: BIM collaboration is blurring legal boundaries with regard to the scope of practice of all professionals involved in the conception phase of the project.… Alles lesen

BIM unleashes 3D Printing’s potential for innovation

  The first 3D Printing prototype was developed in the early eighties, but the technology has only become popular in 2009, as the first patent fell into the public domain. Ever since then, more and more people are studying this process and helping to push the boundaries of Additive Manufacturing forward.… Alles lesen

BIM Operational Models: 3D Models are nice, but Parametric 3D Models are even better!

  BIM is becoming the standard process for planning and construction of all kind of new building projects (private, PPP, public, etc.). Pilot projects have shown positive results over the past years and the ROI (return on investment) of BIM on both design and construction phases was already proven a long time ago. What is less well known – but potentially as important – are the long-term effects of BIM, especially at operational phase.… Alles lesen

Who is riding the BIM wave? NBS National BIM Report 2017 has now been released!

  For the seventh year in a row, UK’s National Building Specification (NBS), a subsidiary entity of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), published the results of its latest annual BIM survey. The outcomes of this report are considered by many experts as the most valuable benchmark of the progress of BIM in the UK, but it also contains a large amount of information that can be useful for many European countries to establish their own BIM implementation strategy.… Alles lesen

Smart Cities: How holistic design approach and connected sensors will revolutionize the cities we live in.

  It is no secret that the global human population growth will cause the level of urbanization of all major cities to increase drastically in the upcoming decades. The fact is that this phenomenon will require us to design our cities in a smarter way, if we want to guarantee a decent and comfortable housing for everyone while controlling air quality, reducing urban heat island effect and manage noise pollution deriving from urbanization.… Alles lesen