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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…

Upcoming: Geraldine Rayner presents at BUILDEX Vancouver

Upcoming: Geraldine Rayner presents at BUILDEX Vancouver

Geraldine Rayner, Summit BIM Director will discuss what the goals of following a BIM process from an Owner’s perspective are, and what in turn, this means for the AEC industry. With more the 30 years of experience in the AEC industry, 10 years committed to the direct application of BIM, Geraldine has the experience and…

Geraldine Rayner Presents: Owners’ New Expectations at CanBIM

Geraldine Rayner Presents: Owners’ New Expectations at CanBIM

Congratulations to Geraldine Rayner, Director, Summit BIM who presented with Larry Harder, Director of Capital Projects, Fraser Health Authority on the changing nature of owners’ expectations at the CanBIM – Vancouver Regional Session. The presentation looked at how Fraser Health moved beyond the 3D model to structured data that could be used throughout the building…

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…

Vasari, You Left Us Too Early…

Vasari, You Left Us Too Early…

It was with some sadness that we learned this week that Autodesk Vasari Beta 3 will permanently expire by May 31st 2015. That being said, it comes as no surprise considering that over the past year it was never upgraded to be compatible with Revit 2015. I personally still have mixed emotions, particularly because Vasari…

Creating a Structured Usable Model BIMPEP, Do’s and Don’ts

Creating a Structured Usable Model BIMPEP, Do’s and Don’ts

During my past webinar, I covered some important points in the planning of workflows to secure downstream uses of BIM. I outlined in a graphic the concept that the value of information increases as the graphical representation decreases during the life-cycle of a project. As promised, below are a couple of links for BIM Project…

Geraldine Rayner to speak at CSC Lunch

Geraldine Rayner to speak at CSC Lunch

Summit Consulting Director, Geraldine Rayner will be speaking at the Constructions Specifications Canada Luncheon on March 12, 2015 at 11:30 am. Designed to be thought provoking, Geraldine will challenge currently accepted processes, encourage consideration of alternative electronic means of communication and ponder the benefit to be gained from being able to see through the paper…

Summit BIM working with Lark Group on the Aldergrove Canada Border crossing

Summit BIM working with Lark Group on the Aldergrove Canada Border crossing

Summit BIM is facilitating the extraction of data from the information-rich Revit models to enable the digital transfer of data for Facilities Maintenance and Operations. In addition, Summit is working with the Lark Group and sub-trades to collect and collate all the additional documentation and data, typically assembled as paper in binders, in a digital…

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