ENR sat down with Martin Fischer, the director of Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering, to get his assessment of gains being made for increasing construction productivity through virtual design and construction.
For 20 years, contractors and architects have been increasing their use of building information modeling to reduce conflicts, provide comprehensive material takeoffs and deliver beautiful 3D renderings for improved design and construction of buildings. But mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers have been stuck in 2D.
Geospatial Media and Communications, an India-based market research firm, released a market report on August 2 about the state of Geospatial and BIM use in the construction industry and linking it to the construction economy as a whole
Having an integrated project design and construction team can spell the difference between having a project that ends successfully and on schedule and having a project that’s mired in change orders, cost overruns, and even litigation.
Designers and builders working on government-funded projects in the U.K. are approaching the 2016 deadline for implementing Level 2 (managed, collaborative) building information modeling on all such work.
By introducing geometric linear perspective to painting and architecture, Renaissance artist and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi not only revolutionized technical procedures, but also fundamentally altered our ways of visual perception and spatial understanding.
Keith Bentley, one of the founders of Bentley Software, summed up the state of design software's evolution from CAD to CADD and now BIM—and a lot more about the state of the industry—when he observed: Software for design and construction is facing a significant change order to keep pace with the evolution of the internet, cloud and powerful new hardware and form factors.
During this webinar, industry practitioners will share how their project workflows are integrating new capabilities for information exchange with data-rich construction models to reduce risk, increase productivity and improve real-time decisions.
Our panel of forward thinkers discuss the future direction of immersion through gaming, VR, AR and mixed-reality in construction, including how it is inspiring next generations of architects, engineers, builders and craftworkers to change the way they approach their work.
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.