I just came across this short video regarding Disney’s use of Building Information Modeling on the construction of their new Fantasyland. It demonstrates the benefits of BIM in a little over 3 minutes. Watch it here.
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 by the AIACC.
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 comment period is now in effect until May 21, 2007.
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…