Should BIM become part of the standard of care for the building industry?

Procore, an all-encompassing software suite for managing construction projects, is a tool I use daily, and have become quite fond of. Moreover, the company is extremely forward-thinking in its approach to business, and the software development team is a fully Agile shop that, as I know from personal experience, is committed to constant improvement of … Continue reading Should BIM become part of the standard of care for the building industry?

UK funds Augmented Reality technology for construction workers

According to The Engineer, a UK publication: A consortium led by civil engineering visualisation expert Soluis Group has received £1 million of funding from Innovate UK to develop a so-called Augmented Worker System (AWE) for the construction industry. Aimed at enabling engineers to make the most of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools that are … Continue reading UK funds Augmented Reality technology for construction workers

While prefabrication seems great in theory, for contractors, it may not be ready for prime time

Earlier this week, I shared an article that touted all the amazing benefits to be gained from prefabricating some assemblies offsite. So how long will it be before the entire construction industry shifts to a paradigm in which building consists primarily of assembling prefabricated components? FMI, a management consulting firm that specializes in nonresidential construction, … Continue reading While prefabrication seems great in theory, for contractors, it may not be ready for prime time

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

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)