EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Håvard Vasshaug, Design Technologist at Snøhetta & Co-founder at Bad Monkeys

  Le Monde headquarter in France. Credits: Snøhetta and Luxigon   Håvard Vasshaug, Design Technologist at Snøhetta and Co-founder at Bad Monkeys Håvard Vasshaug is a Design Technologist at Snøhetta; one of the world’s most renowned design practices. Håvard has a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and uses his experience with providing Building Information Modeling research, development and automation to share knowledge of digital building design solutions at Snøhetta and through his own companies. He regularly speaks about technical workflows, digital innovation and strategies for training at multiple international conferences and seminars, and receive wide acclaim for his talks and classes. He writes about BIM and visual scripting solutions on vasshaug.net and is a Bad Monkeys founding member. Håvard has a passion for using technological advances to design fantastic buildings, while helping others operate effectively and joyfully.… Read the rest

UAV photogrammetry to support rehabilitation works of heritage buildings

  The mapping and measurements of existing heritage infrastructures typically present many logistical challenges. A large number of undercuts, restricted spaces, fully or partly modified structures, as well as uneven, misaligned, and distorted elements, can give headaches to surveying professionals. Luckily for them, one new technology developed recently is presenting interesting solutions for the measuring of buildings.… Read the rest

BIM, prefabrication & modular design : 3 Flagship projects that benefited from off-site manufacturing operations

  Besides moving construction operation towards off-site activities, prefabrication of building components provides a whole new range of possibilities for building professionals, and even more so since the arrival of digital planning methods such as Building Information Modeling. Prefabrication and automate manufacturing allow significant time and financial gains, especially with regard to the industrial production of repetitive elements and modular design components.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest