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AIA California Council issues a working definition of “Integrated Project Delivery”

Posted in Building Information Modeling, Integrated Project Delivery

At the AIA National Convention in San Antonio on May 2, the AIA California Council issued an intriguing working definition of "Integrated Project Delivery."  The goal of Integrated Project Delivery is to approach construction projects in a more collaborative way, taking advantage of technological tools such as Building Information Modeling.  Click here to view the document published… Continue Reading

Draft Building Information Modeling Standard issued

Posted in Building Information Modeling

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) recently issued the version 1.0 draft of the National Building Information Modeling Standard (National BIM Standard).  The National BIM Standard has been in the works for over four years, and is a collaboration between over 30 subject matter experts throughout the capital facilities industry.  An industry review and… Continue Reading

Building Information Modeling: computer technology which could transform the construction process

Posted in Alternative Project Delivery Methods, Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) utilizes computer technology to represent building structures and systems in terms of functional, as well as graphical attributes.  This technology may some day change the nature of collaboration between design professionals and contractors on construction projects.  This article examines the benefits and challenges of implementing Building Information Modeling.  Click here for the full… Continue Reading