Check out Oliver Green’s Dynamo Python Primer here; https://dynamopythonprimer.gitbook.io/dynamo-python-primer/ Oliver says; “Inspired by the amazing Dynamo Primer, this guide aims to be the next step in bringing programming knowledge to keen Dynamo users.” Continue reading Dynamo Python Primer
The Association of Data-Driven Design weekly roundup Continue reading The @ADDDplus #datadrivendesign roundup 20190709
The Association of Data-Driven Design weekly roundup. Continue reading The @ADDDplus #datadrivendesign roundup 20190701
This blog discusses the BIM Task Group recommendation that the project lead or design team leader may be the most appropriate individual for the role for Information Manager. The role of the Information Manager is defined specifically within the Construction Industry … Continue reading Is a Project Manager right for the role of an Information Manager? #BIM discussion
The question of this blog asks; what methodologies can be established or maintained by Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) practitioners to ensure effective management and eventual transfer of digital information through design, construct, operations and maintenance phases? It is argued … Continue reading Methodologies for #AEC practitioners to transfer & maintain digital information #BIM
Introduction – what is the digital works? The National Building Specification Digital Plan of Works (DPoW) is an online tool that facilitates the process of Building Information Modelling (BIM), in particular relating to the works stage requirements of a project … Continue reading What is the @thenbs Digital Plan of Works? #BIM discussion
This blog explores three areas how will Construction Operations Building; information exchange (COBie) be delivered in practice, how can we avoid inadequate content or COBie deliverables being abandoned, and how does the industry ensure IFC and COBie are integral to how the … Continue reading #COBie and #IFC implementation thoughts #bimthoughts
This blog looks at Building Information Modelling (BIM) object naming standards information. In addition to this how this information is then structured with the object, i.e. embedded or linked, is also examined. This is by no means comprehensive and further … Continue reading Exploring #BIM object naming #standards – A discussion for debate
Introduction This blog investigates the concept of innovation within the construction industry, and how the professionals respond to standards, and what future innovations may arise over the coming years for the construction industry. A definition of innovation will be explored, … Continue reading #Innovation in the #construction industry #BIM #longread
This blog explores whether a BIM Manager role is required and asked whether a formal certification is required to provide a level of confidence for clients in the abilities of that individual. BIM Manager Role definition (Kensek and Nobel, 2014, p.364) … Continue reading Is a #BIM Manager role required? #Certification and #chartered status discussed
This post will discuss how Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) could support the notion of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to power Government Soft Landings (GSL) and the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) Soft Landings approach in the UK, identifying … Continue reading Government Soft Landings #GSL, #BIM and Integrated Project Delivery #IPD
Note: Post was written pre-Brexit and Farmer Review, although both developments support the points below. Introduction This post answers to four areas regarding Building Information Modelling (BIM) education. These include; responsibility for training, current practice and how can it be improved, … Continue reading Addressing the #BIM skills gap and education – Whose responsibility is it?
This article asks for three questions to be answered; the first part asks whether the government should be creating and managing a 3-D digital survey of the built environment, the second part asks what uses could be derived from it and third part asks who will benefit from this. Recently Geographic Information Systems have been used “to read and analyse map data”, this has been recorded as 2D information over the last ten years (Ordnance Survey, 2015). However, government departments currently record geographic data as layers that could include 3 data and the complexities of topography with geographic information systems … Continue reading 3D #GIS and #BIM – benefits and complexities
This blog covers Cloud Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the effect that this may have on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sectors. There are a number of areas asked to be investigated and these are all covered with benefits and challenges … Continue reading How can Cloud #BIM integration affect the architecture, engineering and construction sector?
A summary of the questions within this post include; Why is there a need for PAS 1192-3 and the Asset Information Model (AIM)? Why was there a need to develop 1192-3? Why is PAS 1192-3 crucial to achieving Building Information Modelling … Continue reading Why is there a need for #PAS1192-3 and the Asset Information Model (#AIM)?
There are a number of questions posed within this topic which cover the following areas; what is the definition of a volume and volume strategy; additionally what is a clash, what clash types are there and what is the difference … Continue reading #BS1192 considerations to understand when developing a Volume Strategy and #clashdetection.
Why is COBie so complicated and how can it be improved? When considering the question whether the industry is “ready for Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)” this journal will consider what ‘the industry’ is and the potential issues surrounding … Continue reading Is the industry really ready for #COBie?
What are the advantages that can be gained from utilising the BS1192:2007 (note: amended from PAS1192:2007 in original question) processes and what problems may arise from doing so? (Note: this text refers to the previous iteration of BS 1192:2007+A1 and … Continue reading Utilising BS 1192:2007 #BIM processes
Enjoyed this recent discussion regarding the definition of verification and validation held on the 30.10.16 on Twitter. I have placed an ‘A’ next to author of tweet. It appears that Graham Stewart has the final definitive word due to the … Continue reading #BIM validation vs verification – who can validate and who can verify?
In order to examine this question a number of definitions are required; ‘we’ will need to be defined, a clarification on the role of the data ‘caretaker’ is addressed and who performs this role will be critically considered. Further to … Continue reading Who do we want the #BIM data ‘caretakers’ to be?