In its many studies on the benefits of building information modeling in construction, Dodge Data & Analytics has consistently demonstrated that larger companies are more likely to use BIM and to benefit from it than smaller ones.
New industry research shows that while many large U.S. construction firms have created and maintained effective safety cultures, a high percentage of smaller firms are lagging behind in making critical safety investments and adopting formal procedures.
A new study by Dodge Data and Analytics, published this February in the “World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report,” confirms that green design and construction is accelerating as an important global trend.
Building owners are becoming more aware of the benefits that building information modeling brings to their construction projects, and to a lesser extent, its value in the management and operation of their buildings.
Related Links: Attributes Most Related to Project Success A Business Case for Lean Construction Practices No one in the design and construction industry would disagree that complex construction projects have a wide variety of inherent uncertainties and risks. Those can affect the cost, schedule and quality of a project and the performance of the project team.However, new research by McGraw Hill Construction, published in the "Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction SmartMarket Report," shows that owners, architects and contractors have different views about expectations of perfect performance, causes of uncertainty and the best means to mitigate their
Images Courtesy of ICA Configured in BIM and produced at CasaFlex for site delivery, Mexican companies are innovating in the delivery of correctional facilities and providing lessons for cash-strapped U.S. governments. Related Links: Casaflex website (en Espanol) ICA's 2012 Annual Report Although the U.S. has only 5% of the world's total population, it has about 25% of the world's incarcerated population. The number of inmates has tripled since 1980, and with many correctional facilities overcrowded and in poor condition, the demand for new construction and renovation projects has been strong.Annual construction starts for these project types reached $3.8 billion in
Almost every article or discussion dealing with the legal aspects of integrated-project-delivery contracts raises the notion that IPD contracts have not been tested in court and that this untested status elevates the legal risk to the IPD participants. While it is true that, as of this date, there is little, if any, case authority dealing with the legal merits of IPD contracts, that does not tell the whole story. HILGER The first challenge to this idea is determining whether IPD contracts really are new. Those of us who were around in the early 1980s will remember the “partnering” agreements that,