Free download usually means some sort of malware or identity theft scam, but in this case, it is actually something really wonderful. Getting started in 3D modeling, learning how to manipulate viewing angles, scale, etc., has intimidated many veterans of the design and construction industry. My friends and colleagues who are truly experts in this … Continue reading 3D Models of world’s greatest architecture available for free download
Pro Tip: BIM doesn’t have to be scary. Check out the BIM guide for owners from NIBS
Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is a method of designing buildings using sophisticated 3D software that makes it much easier to visualize how various components and systems come together in a 3D space and how they will interact or interfere with one another. Perhaps most importantly, BIM facilitates identifying potential conflicts/defects prior to construction, and … Continue reading Pro Tip: BIM doesn’t have to be scary. Check out the BIM guide for owners from NIBS
The Construction Industry is (finally) developing its own standards for exchanging data
As the construction industry becomes more reliant upon technology, we must follow the proven examples of other industries and adopt standards for exchanging information. It started with CAD. All of a sudden there was a way to create drawings electronically that could improve the precision of the design process and reduce the repetitive labor associated … Continue reading The Construction Industry is (finally) developing its own standards for exchanging data
Guest Post: Musings on BIM, IPD and Risk (by Christopher G. Hill, @constructionlaw)
Christopher G. Hill is a lawyer, Virginia Supreme Court certified General District Court mediator and owner of the Richmond, VA firm, The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC, a LEED AP. Chris authors the Construction Law Musings blog where he discusses legal and policy issues relevant to construction professionals. Additionally, Chris is active in … Continue reading Guest Post: Musings on BIM, IPD and Risk (by Christopher G. Hill, @constructionlaw)
Professional Liability Coverage for Contractors and Construction Managers?
Judy Greenwald wrote an insightful article at Business Insurance entitled, Contractors professional liability demand rises. In most circles, especially among architects, engineers and attorneys, contractors are not typically viewed as professionals. So why are these "non-professionals" purchasing "professional liability insurance?" As construction delivery methods such as design-build and integrated project delivery (IPD) continue to gain … Continue reading Professional Liability Coverage for Contractors and Construction Managers?