From Tactical Information Coordination to Building Information Modeling: The Essence of Communication

by Kristopher Welshman, VP of Operations and BIM Coordinator As an Operations Specialist in the Navy, I served as a Tactical Information Coordinator (TIC), a role that involved orchestrating and prioritizing the flow of tactical information. Now, as the VP of Operations at Smarcon, I find myself immersed in the world of Building Information [...]

What is the Smarcon BIM360 HUB?

What is the Smarcon BIM360 HUB? Smarcon BIM360 HUB is a process supported by various tools, technologies and contracts involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places. Building information models (BIMs) are computer files (often but not always in proprietary formats and containing proprietary data) which can be [...]

By |2022-05-30T16:31:40+00:00May 30th, 2022|BIM Modeling Coordination, BIM Services|0 Comments

What Are the Advantages of BIM Clash Detection and Resolution?

Engineering design is a field that requires very good coordination between many stakeholders to have the desired result. Nowadays, all construction design project involves many stakeholders, making project completion much complex. In addition to that, the building design and construction ecosystem are facing the challenges of timely project completion. In such a situation, precision [...]

By |2021-09-17T15:07:10+00:00September 17th, 2021|BIM Modeling Coordination|0 Comments

Significance and Benefits of Federated BIM

Some of the challenges faced by construction projects are material wastage, construction rework, improper utilization of skilled resources, and design conflicts. These usually occur when various disciplines of the construction project work in silos. This is where federated BIM comes to play. It brings together the chosen components from different areas to a common data environment. [...]

By |2021-09-17T15:05:20+00:00September 17th, 2021|BIM Modeling Coordination|0 Comments

Why General Contractors Should Use BIM

General contractors are one of the groups that can most benefit from building information modeling, or BIM. To truly understand why BIM can be so helpful to general contractors, let’s first go over what a general contractor is. A general contractor is simply the contractor who has been awarded the contract of a project [...]

By |2021-09-17T15:03:02+00:00September 17th, 2021|BIM Modeling Coordination|0 Comments

BIM and Prefabrication

Construction industry professionals are always looking for ways to improve efficiency, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) has given them an array of possible ways to increase work speed, reduce cost, and improve safety. One of these cost-saving measures is prefabrication, the process of construction elements before they reach the job site. While prefabrication has [...]

By |2021-09-17T14:58:22+00:00September 17th, 2021|BIM Modeling Coordination|0 Comments

What is Clash Detection and How Does BIM Help?

Construction has always been an incredibly complex industry, with innumerable moving parts, elements, and people working on the same project all at the same time. It’s only natural that at some point there may be issues due to that sheer complexity. Modern construction projects often involve multiple stakeholders and tradespeople like investors, architects, structural engineers, [...]

By |2021-09-17T14:56:36+00:00September 17th, 2021|BIM Modeling Coordination|0 Comments

Top Free BIM Tools

One of the most common concerns of AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) professionals that are considering introducing BIM (building information modeling) techniques into their projects is the cost of acquiring licenses to and training employees on new software. Luckily for users, there is a wide variety of software and tools available online that require no [...]

By |2021-09-15T16:53:39+00:00September 15th, 2021|BIM Modeling Coordination|0 Comments

Unexpected Benefits of BIM Construction

As Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is adopted by more and more firms, the list of benefits seems to continue to pile up. BIM is most commonly discussed in the context of the AEC industry (architecture, engineering, and construction), but this technique has shown impressively far-reaching results that seem to go beyond the scope of [...]

By |2021-09-15T16:33:55+00:00September 15th, 2021|BIM Modeling Coordination|0 Comments

Most Common Mistakes in BIM Construction

Implementing Building Information Modeling, or BIM, into your construction firm’s workflow can improve efficiency, create a safer worksite, and can save you some serious money. Implementing BIM techniques isn’t just a one step process, though, and there are a number of common mistakes that people make when introducing BIM into their workflow. In today’s blog [...]

By |2021-09-15T16:30:54+00:00September 15th, 2021|BIM Modeling Coordination|0 Comments
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