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Managing the data side of the BIM process

Managing the data side of the BIM process

What is LOD? LOD is a system for explaining and controlling the data and geometry requirements of different objects at different phases of a project to provide clarity and control risk. Commonly known as Level of Development and Level of Detail, it is focused on the needs of design and construction teams, based on an…

Connecting Data: BIM for the Building Life Cycle

Connecting Data: BIM for the Building Life Cycle

  Helping a design-build company deliver 6D BIM to the owner In 2014 Lark Group was awarded the $17.7 million Aldergrove Border Crossing project. Structured as a design-build project, one of the key deliverables was 6D BIM to the owner.  The owner realized, that for a relatively small initial investment, he could link the attribute…

Leading Change: Bringing in BIM as an Owner

Leading Change: Bringing in BIM as an Owner

Leading change is never easy. Leading change when there is no industry standard and there are multiple stakeholders involved is more challenging yet. Below are five lessons Summit BIM has learned from helping building owners successfully implement a controlled BIM process. When we talk BIM, we are talking about more than a building information model.…

Construction Cost Savings: The Tip of the BIM Iceberg

Construction Cost Savings: The Tip of the BIM Iceberg

Getting the best building for your investment; it is every owner’s goal. One we know well. To get the most value from your project and adopting a BIM process, you’ll need to clearly identify what you want at the outset. This may sound intuitive, but we often see projects where BIM is implemented late in…

Time for a new definition of BIM for Building Owners

Time for a new definition of BIM for Building Owners

What is BIM? Well, it all depends on who you ask. While there are lots of definitions of BIM out there, the practice of BIM continues to evolve and those definitions are not keeping pace. The inherent issue for building owners is, how do you get what you need from your design and build teams…

Planning for Digital Operations Data

Planning for Digital Operations Data

In a world where contact information is available at the click of a button and we seamlessly transition data between devices, Geraldine Rayner, Director of Summit BIM asks why we still use paper in the AECO industry. Published on the FacilityCare website, the article – Planning for Digital Operations Data – outlines how to plan…

Moving into the 21st Century – Science World reaps benefits of BIM

Moving into the 21st Century – Science World reaps benefits of BIM

Geraldine Rayner, Summit BIM Director shares her thoughts in the most recent Pilings Industry Canada magazine on the transition to BIM in the construction industry particularly the piling industry. The article entitled “Moving to the 21st Century – Science World reaps the benefits of BIM” explores how the BIM process allows leading-edge innovators to convey…

Getting Your Feet Wet

Getting Your Feet Wet

3 things a Spec Writer can do, at no cost, to prepare to dive into BIM  1. Download and install two free viewers Autodesk Design Review 2013 – (this is the latest release) Navisworks Freedom 2015 Both of these software solutions allow you to dig into the inherent data generated by the design side when…

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