Download BIM Advancements No. 1 | McGraw-Hill SmartMarket Brief

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 9, 2016 4:28:00 AM

Download 2015 30-page BIM Report:

McGraw-Hill BIM SmartMarket Brief | BIM Advancements No.1

SmartMarket Brief: BIM Advancements Series focuses on the perspectives of the largest architects, engineers and contractors on 3 critical topics:

  1. how they measure their success with BIM,

  2. how models are developed specifically for construction/fabrication, and

  3. how information mobility is leveraged to improve efficiency and productivity.

BIM Success Factors

This research provides insight into the percentage impact of BIM on 6 key project outcome metrics, and the frequency and value of 10 project factors that influence success with BIM.

It also identifies the frequency and negative impact of 6 obstacles to BIM effectiveness and the 4 most important success factors for BIM.

  • Key Findings

  • Impact on Outcomes

  • Success Drivers

  • Obstacles to Success 

  • Top BIM Success Factors 

 Construction Modeling

This research provides insight into the frequency and value of seven types of 7 types of construction models produced by trade contractors, and 6 key uses for construction models on projects. It also identifies which parties are most frequently authoring construction models for specific uses.

This portion of the study focuses on the developing practice of construction modeling, specifically by examining which types of contractors are producing models for what uses and how much value they are providing to improve project processes and outcomes.

  • Key Findings

  • Modeling by Trade Contractors

  • Uses for Construction Models

  • Authoring Construction Models

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e-SPECS for Revit - A Small Firm Perspective | CSI Learning Video

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 7, 2016 6:39:00 AM

 

The CSI BIM Practice Group published this Revit | e-SPECS learning-video (below) defining a Small Firm's Perspective | Implementing e-SPECS Specifications authoring software. e-SPECS automates the creation of the specifications by linking directly to a project's Revit model.

In April 2012, Bradley announced that the Bradley Revit Family Library Joins E-Specs Integrated Specifications Program. Bradley's partnership became effective in June 2012.

--- Bradley BIM e-SPECS for Revit Begins 5th Year Commitment | 2016 ---

e-SPECS for Revit automates the process of creating specification manuals integrated with all Autodesk Revit-based applications. e-SPECS for Revit includes the e-SPECS Binding Manager to link Revit families to your master guide specs automatically including and filtering the sections based on the families and parameters in the BIM Model.

 

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Bentley AECOsim Building Designer Reads Manufacturer Revit Families

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 6, 2016 7:23:00 AM

(March 2014) I'm pleased to publish Bentley's formal announcement of Autodesk Revit Family support for their new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) BIM software.

Our thanks to Bentley for using the Bradley Revit Family Library (1,000 families) as part of their larger data set --to test Revit family import stability \ integrity in the new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) software.

 

Bentley's Technical Manager (a former Revit Manager) for this project, focused on

  1. maintaining the Revit family geometry's dimensional integrity,

  2. retaining the Revit family parametric & visibility control behavior,

  3. retaining the embedded parameter data type values,

  4. retaining the Revit family types (embedded or family catalogs)

This new feature immediately provides Bentley users access to 10's of thousands of Building Product Manufacturers' (BPM) Revit families in their native RFA file format.

 Bentley will supports Revit family file formats for Revit 2009 through Revit 2014. When Autodesk Revit 2015 is released; Bentley will begin testing the Revit 2015 new features of the family file format (RFA).

It demonstrates Bentley's commitment to both interoperability between different BIM software tools --and the value of providing their users with pre-built BPM BIM content for their Bentley design projects.

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Implementing Revit Automated Specifications-Download RTC Class Handout

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 30, 2016 6:12:00 PM

My first meeting with Brian Payne was at the March 2013 ArchiSpec Conference in Savannah Georgia.

I was facilitating a group discussion on "BIM-Automated Specification Processes" for about 30 specification writers.

Specifiers shared "the good, the bad and the ugly" recommendations for successfully implementing e-SPECS, SpecLink or MasterSpec within their offices' BIM processes.

Throughout the discussion; Brian shared several successful processes that he developed to connect his firm's BIM and specification processes --using e-SPECS.

Fast forward to August 2013 -->> and we find Brian Payne touring Bradley's Corporate Headquarters & Fixture Manufacturing Facility in Menomonee Falls.

Brian mentioned that he created an "Implementing Auto-Specification Software With Revit" Presentation for RTC 2013 in Vancouver Canada. He emailed the links and I have the opportunity to share his docs with you.

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Design - Construction Processes Trending BIM-Dependent

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

My February 2015 Revit \ BIM article for Sourceable.net (Australia) highlights several BIM-driven processes that are trending BIM-dependent.

Sourceable.net (Australia) Article

Trending From BIM-Driven to BIM-Dependent

Excerpt: The leading BIM software packages (Autodesk Revit, Bentley Microstation, Graphisoft ArchiCAD and Nemetschek Vectorworks) have demonstrated successful live BIM project applications for more than 10 years.Larger design and construction firms have established BIM mandates for their projects and project teams.

These firms are integrating new cost and time-saving BIM-driven, collaborative workflow processes into their organizations. As they deliver more competitive and efficient design-construction processes; they trend BIM-dependent to support the firms' new design and business processes.

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BIM Means Business | Plumbing Engineer Magazine - ASPE

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 1, 2016 10:27:00 AM

The Plumbing Engineer Magazine | The official publication of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) released my BIM Article for their July 2014 magazine. (View article on Page 114)

View Online: BIM Means Business | The Impact of BIM | July 2014 Edition

Download Article: Bradley_BIM_Means_Business_Plumbing_Engineer_2014_July

The article outlines at least 2 reasons that Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes; are determining the winners and leaders in both the plumbing design and contracting markets.

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Revit for Restaurant Prototypes | 7 Core Business-Design Values

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 29, 2016 6:51:00 AM

Revit for Restaurant & Dining Prototype Buildings can deliver both business and design value -- IF implemented correctly. While my Revit implementation clients have been Design and construction firms; several have been restaurant & dining chains.

--- Revit Implementation Puzzle – 5 Basic Planned Investments ---

A Strategic Assessment & Revit Implementation Plan; helped more than a dozen restaurant chains, review their potential ROI for transitioning to Revit-BIM processes.

Whether their franchises were selling coffee, donuts, burgers or subs; their visitor traffic was walk-in, drive-thru or both. While it was preferable to begin using Revit for new construction; the final Revit implementation plan needed to include renovation of existing buildings and rental spaces.

We demonstrated how visualization and information-rich Revit models; could assist restaurant chains to achieve these core business and design outcomes for:

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BradleyBIM.com Integrates With Bradley Corporation Product Website

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 18, 2016 10:36:27 AM

 The Bradley BIM Resource Portal (www.bradleybim.com) is now integrated into the Bradley Corporation product website.

BradleyBIM launched in February 2011. The external blog began providing Revit-BIM support for the 1,000 Bradley product families in the Bradley Revit Library.

The BIM Portal serves over 60,000+ global visitors annually; providing Revit technical support, education, training, standards, news and trends for Revit & BIM processes.

Bradley BIM visitors download more than 6 million Bradley Product Revit models annually.

"The visitor traffic required us to scale up the BradleyBIM.com website capabilities. It needed to ntegrate with all of the web and product resources of the Bradley Corporation website." said Daniel Hughes, Bradley Corporate BIM Strategist. 

Enter BradleyBIM.com into your browser to conveniently access the Bradley BIM Resource Portal.

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Topics: bradley revit library, building information modeling, Bradley BIM, bradley bim library, Revit Help-Technical Support, Revit Training-Education, revit technical support

BIM-Revit Industry-Association Links

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 16, 2016 4:39:42 PM

Global List of Building Information Modeling Industry & Association Links

 

Bradley BIM Initiative Bradley BIM Revit Library

Autodesk Seek (Bradley)

  • Autodesk Seek Library Download Pages for Bradley Revit Family Component Library

McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Industry Reports | Downloads (PDF)

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Topics: building information modeling, Nemetschek Vectorworks BIM software, Revit Model Data Standards, national bim standards, revit family standards, Revit Help-Technical Support, Revit Training-Education, Revit-BIM Trends, graphisoft archicad bim software, revit resource links, bim association links, Bentley V8i SELECTseries 5, Bentley MicroStation Revit, bim continued education

Download Integrated Project Delivery Survey | Take IPD Survey

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 16, 2015 5:55:10 AM

The Integrated Project Delivery Alliance sponsored an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Survey-Report conducted by the University of Minnesota, titled:

REPORT | PERFORMANCE, EXPECTATIONS, & FUTURE USE

This IPD survey remains open until September 15, 2016 to increase the number of responses. Take the survey and add your IPD Project experience to their results here:

>>> Take IPD Survey Here. <<<

The entire survey, both quantitative and qualitative input, should take you four to six minutes to complete. The survey will also request your use of BIM within the IPD process.

Visit : Bradley BIM Design-Build | IPD | EPC Resource Page

Download: Bradley Design-Build | IPD | EPC Resource Guide

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