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Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 28, 2014 11:36:10 AM

Architects, engineers and general contractors use BIM authoring software (Revit, Bentley, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks) to create BIM files for design, prefabrication and construction.

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US Accessibility Board | New ADA \ ABA Compliance Standards Videos

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 23, 2014 8:59:56 AM

The United States Access Board Website continues to publish new video content to better describe the ADA \ ABA Codes & Compliance Standards.

If "a picture is worth a thousand words" -- a video (animation) may save a thousands of words to describe an accessibility code and compliance standard.

Bradley integrates accessibility standards into our products and Revit (BIM) Model Library --as Revit Family Types to assist with various accessibility installation heights.

As a product, the Bradley Verge VLD-Series Natural Quartz Lavatory System is a potential solution for fulfilling the 'Enhanced Reach Accessibility Requirement'.

The 2009 ICC/ANSI Standards require that soap dispenser controls and faucets that serve certain accessible lavatories – larger restrooms determined by scoping such as IBC as to require an enhanced reach range – need to be installed with a reach depth of 11 inches (280mm) maximum.

Bradley incorporates "Clearance Boxes" into our Revit models; where they may assist with interference or clash detection for maintaining ADA installation heights and keeping maintenance accessibility areas clear for a product.

My thanks to Glenna Antrim, International Account Manager (Bradley) for sharing the details of Accessibility Boards' new video content.

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BradVan-Bradley BIM National Tour | 100 Cities - 3 Mobile Showrooms

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 23, 2014 7:10:30 AM

Free Bradley BIM Flash Drives (1,000 Revit Families) are joining the BradVan BLITZ | National Tour. Flash drives include more 1GB of content including the Bradley Revit Library of 1,000 families, Bradley Revit Material Library, Bradley BIM newsletters, links to Revit tutorials, videos and much more.

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AIA Document E203 Legalese | 2013 BIM - Digital Data Exhibit Updates

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 5, 2014 6:58:22 AM

Attorney, Krista Hallberg Kapp, Partner at the Construction Law Practice- Laurie & Brennan, LLP provides a summary of AIA 2013 BIM - Digital Data Exhibit Updates

The What, When and How of the 2013 AIA Digital Practice Documents

In 2013, The American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) released a series of contract forms to facilitate owners’ and design and construction professionals’ transmittal and use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and digital data on a construction project.

This article provides owners and design and construction professionals with a summary of the new contract forms and when and how to utilize them.

Here are excerpts from Ms Kapp's article; where she provides the legalese of these updates

The What, When and How of the 2013 AIA Digital Practice Documents

Excerpts:

AIA Document E203 – 2013 Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Exhibit

Article 1 of the E203 provides project participants with a uniform set of definitions to be used for the development of the Protocol.

Article 2 of the E203 provides that the transmitter of digital data warrants to the receiver that the transmitter is the copyright owner of such digital data.

Article 3 of the E203 requires project participants to anticipate and list the different types of digital data that will be used by the parties.

Article 4 of the E203 provides for the establishment of a modeling Protocol if the parties agree to utilize BIM at a project.

AIA Document G201-2013-Project Digital Data Protocol Form and AIA Document G202-2013 Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form

AIA Document G201-2013-Project Digital Data Protocol Form

Unlike the E203 that simply sets forth the parties’ intent to agree on a digital data Protocol, the G201 actually sets up the Protocol that will govern the parties’ use of digital data. The G201 is not a contract document and can be modified during the course of the project easily, without the need to modify each of the project participants’ contracts as circumstances on the project change.

AIA Document G202-2013-Project Building Modeling Protocol Form

Article 2 of the G202 introduces the term LOD or Level of Development to assist project participants in their development of a BIM Protocol. The LOD provisions set forth in the G202 provide for and define the specific minimum contents of the BIM at certain project milestones.

In mid-2008, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) released one of first BIM protocol guidelines; with AGC's ConsensusDocs 301 BIM Addendum.

In early 2009, The American Institute of Architects released their AIA document "E202–2008 BIM Protocol".

The BIM process continues its growth and expanded role for designing and constructing buildings; via association's contractual documents and better defined national standards.

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Download McGraw-Hill SmartMarket Report | Information Mobility - BIM

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Dec 18, 2013 8:51:08 AM

To achieve the full potential of the new technologies; it is critical to understand how effectively project information is flowing between project team partners, between the jobsite and main office and between systems within the company.

The results of this MHC study of information mobility demonstrate the gains the industry has been making, but they also reveal the critical gaps that must be addressed to support the ongoing shift to a more collaborative approach that is currently taking hold in the industry.

Download the 50-page 2013 McGraw-Hill Construction SmartMarket BIM Report: Information Mobility.

The report provides graphs, charts, interviews and the popular business case studies from real project outcomes.

Download 2012 BIM SmartMarket Report:

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Download McGraw-Hill Lean Construction-BIM Report

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 24, 2013 1:00:59 PM

The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) teamed with McGraw-Hill on a survey of the construction environment regarding the use of Lean Construction across the industry.

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Download OmniClass Table Guide for Revit Family Parameters

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 16, 2013 6:13:53 AM

Download These Excel & PDF tables to add OmniClass Titles and Number values to your Revit Family Product Models. Here are several links:

HOMEPAGE | view and Download Table 23|PRODUCTS from omniclass.org

TABLES | View and Download Table 23 | PRODUCTS from omniclass.org

The OmniClass Construction Classification System (known as OmniClass™ or OCCS) is a classification system for the construction industry. OmniClass is useful for many applications, from organizing library materials, product literature, and project information, to providing a classification structure for electronic databases.

ABOUT | View and Download Table 23 | PRODUCTS from omniclass.org

The Bradley Revit Library (1,000 Families) embeds the OmniClass Title and Number values into each Bradley Revit Family. OmniClass parameters are stored in the TYPE Parameters and viewed from Revit Property dialog box. (below)

--- Bradley BIM 2.0 Update Expands OmniClass Support for Bradley Revit Library ---

HOMEPAGE | view and Download Table 21|PRODUCTS from omniclass.org

TABLES | View and Download Table 21 | PRODUCTS from omniclass.org

In addition, Bradley typically includes the Uniformat Assembly Code and MasterFormat Title and Numbers in every Bradley Revit Family.

This CSI Chapter Presentation -- OmniClass, CSI Formats, and Their Role in BIM will provide you additional information on this parameter.

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Subscribe to View Journal for Building Information Modeling | June 2013

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 2, 2013 5:00:04 AM

Subscribe to View Journal for Building Information Modeling | June 2013 Edition

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Bentley Software Support for Native Revit RFA-File Format

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 28, 2013 6:00:44 AM

The 2013 AIA National Convention and Expo featured a large Technology Pavilion with more than 40 technology vendors.

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Free Autodesk Constrcution Magazine | Build With Confidence

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 20, 2013 6:57:53 PM

Check out this free online Autodesk Construction Magazine - Build With Confidence.

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