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BIMoogle | search all things BIM

BIMoogle | search all things BIM | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
Find relevant information to help you be more successful with building information modeling (BIM) for design, construction, and operations
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Interesting website that streamlines searching the web for topics related to BIM and specific pages for standards & guidelines, content libraries, news, and projects

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5 New Technologies that will Automate the Building Construction Industry - Techconnectmag

5 New Technologies that will Automate the Building Construction Industry - Techconnectmag | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
The future brings change, there’s no doubt about it. And the way we humans invent technologies to improve the way we build, for business or home living, we can keep things like production costs, manual labor and sustainable materials in mind. Here are five new technologies that are speeding up and automating the way the construction …
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(Includes videos of each of these technologies in action)

- 3D printing buildings

- Construction by Robots & Drones

- Flat-Pack Homes

- Self-assembling components

- Autonomous Modular Swarm Robots

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Balfour Beatty Construction Wins buildingSMART Hong Kong International BIM Award 2015

Balfour Beatty Construction Wins buildingSMART Hong Kong        International BIM Award 2015 | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
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Congratulations to the team at Balfour Beatty for being recognized with this award. Perhaps most rewarding, is this quote from the client, “By leveraging BIM early in the process, we were able to identify potential clashes on the project ahead of time, which saved the university time and money. Based on our experience on this project, the University of San Diego will require all future projects to use BIM.”

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Big Data Drives Wise Construction

Big Data Drives Wise Construction | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
It’s time to collaborate and embrace the technologies of the 21st century to create meaningful and lasting productive thinking in the way we build. It is critical that we prepare our businesses for a more connected, intelligent and demanding customer.
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This Robot Can 3-D Print A Steel Bridge In Mid-Air

This Robot Can 3-D Print A Steel Bridge In Mid-Air | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
Laarman showed off the MX3D system's ability to 3-D print
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Are robots the construction workers of the future? In the not-to-distant future, MX3D will have a robot build a functioning pedestrian bridge in Amsterdam.

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Amtrak Crash and America’s Declining Construction Spending

Amtrak Crash and America’s Declining Construction Spending | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
The derailment has renewed a political debate, with infrastructure spending now at its smallest share of G.D.P. in at least 22 years.
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Infrastructure spending is at 1.5% of total economic activity, the lowest level in at least 22 years. This is not the right trend when the state of our already poor infrastructure continues to decline and puts more lives at risk.

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Best Practices Report: Permanent Modular Construction

Best Practices Report: Permanent Modular Construction | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
Best Practices Report: Permanent Modular Construction
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Cinnamon Grand most intelligent building in Sri Lanka - ITCM

Cinnamon Grand most intelligent building in Sri Lanka - ITCM | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
At the cusp of realizing its Sustainability Vision of becoming the most sustainable five star city hotel by 2015, Green Globe certified Cinnamon Grand today holds the pioneering stance of being the country's most intelligent building.
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A Pioneer of Digital Fabrication Hopes to Make Robots Integral Partners in Design and Construction

A Pioneer of Digital Fabrication Hopes to Make Robots Integral Partners in Design and Construction | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
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Digital fabrication is redefining the limits of physical constructs, at all scales.  The buildings of tomorrow (in fact, already today) will be much more interesting, to say the least.  

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NEWS: PlanGrid raises $18 million in funding

NEWS: PlanGrid raises $18 million in funding | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Architecture, Engineering and Construction
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MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

The Tangible Media Group at MIT's Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms not pixels.
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Turn augmented reality and interaction with virtual worlds upside down and this is what you get... impressive new technology from MIT

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The Colossal Railway That's Quietly Taking Shape 160 Feet Below NYC

The Colossal Railway That's Quietly Taking Shape 160 Feet Below NYC | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
Maybe we can't build the world's deepest undersea tunnel in seven years like some cities, but New York still has some serious mega-construction chops.
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The world's largest building is being built; pre-fabricated, in just four months! Peter Chittenden

The world's largest building is being built; pre-fabricated, in just four months! Peter Chittenden | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
Back in late June I carried some news about a ‘tiny’ home designed architect Renzo Piano, described as “a technically perfect and aesthetically attractive refuge, testing the potential of the minimalist house.” Now comes the world’s tallest...
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It may not be the most beautiful building. Yet the processes and technology used to prefabricate the building, and then assemble it onsite in just 4 months, is setting new ground and pushing further what's next in prefabrication, or as some like to call it, off-site construction.

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How to Create Buyer Personas #Infographic

How to Create Buyer Personas #Infographic | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
Buyer personas give you insight into how to best engage with your various customer types. But before you start creating those personas, take time to do the research.

When gathering data about your customers, dig deep into both Web analytics and your own business intelligence, suggests WSI in the following infographic.

For example, research bounce rates, organic traffic, mobile traffic, leads via social media, referring sites, and page traffic.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
Julian Gonzalez's insight:

Great information on how to build strong personas. What shouldn't be missed is the subject - "Buyer" personas.  

 

All to often I've seen the most of the effort, most of the well formulated and understood personas to be the "user" personas.


These are subsequently used to drive marketing and often, the buyer persona is under-developed, an after thought, or completely non-existent.

 

It is critical to understand the buyer and leverage this understanding to drive targeted programs with meaningful content that reaches them and appeals to their needs and wants.

 

Doing this well can empower your "users" and internal champions to more successfully convince decision makers in the firm. It more easily opens doors for your sales team and, in the end, helps you close deals.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 24, 2015 7:11 AM

Natuurlijk is het goed om over een buyer persona na te denken, maar het gaat ook om andere handelingen op je website. Het is dus belangrijk om te kijken naar het gedrag van je bezoekers. Dat kan bijvoorbeeld met de Persona & Scenario methode, luister naar onze podcast met een expert op dit gebied: http://www.beeldbedrijf.nl/ontwerpen-met-de-gebruiker-als-personage/

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, June 25, 2015 3:18 PM

Fun Infographic Read ...

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BIM and VDC Defined...

BIM and VDC Defined... | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard the terms BIM and VDC before.  But across the industry there are varying descriptions for each.  They are not the same. Well let’s take a moment to level set on what BIM and VDC means to Mortenson Construction.  Objective: level set the terminology and definitions to drive a consistent starting point for a BIM/VDC conversation.BIM or Building Information ModelsFrom our perspective, BIM is a 3D model or the “noun”. BIM has two attributes. The first is the geometry or 3D object. se
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Ricardo Khan from Mortenson Construction shares how they keep it simple with these clear definitions of BIM & VDC in this excellent post. 

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▶ Peter Trebilcock Director of BIM, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK - YouTube

Exploiting Digital Technologies-Building Information Modeling Video created at the CIOB's Conference on Innovation, New Technology & Processes in Constructio...
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Construction firms highlighting their success & challenges with BIM for construction

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Construction Industry Update: Building What’s Next For Florida -

Construction Industry Update: Building What’s Next For Florida - | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
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“Each of these three trends if taken independently present the possibility of significant change in how buildings are designed and delivered. However, in today’s market these three trends are building upon each other, reinforcing the necessity of change and developing a synergy that is accelerating those changes.”

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Even Robotic Construction Workers Take A Break For Lunch

Even Robotic Construction Workers Take A Break For Lunch | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
Artist Fredy Wenzel gives the classic photo “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” a futuristic makeover, imagining a city that rises into the sky thanks to android construction workers. Even though they’re robots, we still worry that these workers could fall off that girder.
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How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Create Smarter Cities

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Create Smarter Cities | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
“Smart city” is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming years. It’s thought that by 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year building them – but what are they? The idea is to embed the advances in technology and data collection which [...]
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3D Building Models Bring More Sustainability into Construction - Thanks To BIM - Archinect

3D Building Models Bring More Sustainability into Construction - Thanks To BIM - Archinect | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
If ancient architects and engineers would have had BIM or Building information modeling at their disposal; leaning tower of Pisa would look as in the image below.  In fact, the world would have been deprived of a marvelous architectural wonder!
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BIM+ - over US construction sites

BIM+ - over US construction sites | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
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Another step on the path to drone-filled skies over construction sites: FAA gives Bechtel approval to fly drones over construction sites in the US, with some specific limitations including the requirements to maintain line of sight and fly no higher than 400 ft. 

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GCR - Companies - Meet the Danish firm plotting to revolutionise contracting

GCR - Companies - Meet the Danish firm plotting to revolutionise contracting | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
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It's a great approach to remodel the company around virtual design and construction (VDC), however, it remains to be seen if a centralized VDC team is the right long-term structure.

 

Even though this can be a step in the right direction, I'm aware of many situations where these centralized VDC teams are constantly running into obstacles where key members of other departments refuse to embrace a new way of working. Having support from the top should help. Ensuring a strong change management plan is in place is critical.

 

Eventually, VDC should be integrated into the work of every department within a construction company. Everyone needs to understand VDC and their specific role in the process. Of course, this is easier said than done.

 

Do you have an example of a centralized VDC team approach that is working and how they succeed in having other groups within the company embrace a new way of working?

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Introducing BIM 360 Plan for Lean Construction Production Planning

Introducing BIM 360 Plan for Lean Construction Production Planning | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
That’s right, we are happy to announce the latest addition to the BIM 360 platform, BIM 360 Plan! Launched earlier today, BIM 360 Plan brings order to the chaos of managing weekly work plans with spreadsheets and print-outs.

Via oscar lopez
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These are exciting times for the construction industry! Typically, construction spend on IT is the lowest of any other industry but this trend is starting to change.  The advent of cloud & mobile is enabling contractors to leverage more and more technology and BIM continues to expand further & further into construction.

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Turner International Middle East: Innovation Conference to Explore How New Technologies and Processes can Dramatically Improve the Delivery of Building Projects - Zawya

Turner International Middle East: Innovation Conference to Explore How New Technologies and Processes can Dramatically Improve the Delivery of Building Projects - Zawya | ConstructNext | Scoop.it
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates & DOHA, Qatar--(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Data rich, three-dimensional modeling tools are fundamentally changing the way building projects are planned, designed, fabricated, built and maintained.
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