Existing Conditions Reality Capture via Laser Point Clouds – Another Interface for BIM Few lawyers attended the 10/2/14 BIM Perspectives seminar I went to but lots of A/E/C professionals were there. The event was sponsored by a Microsol a company that sells Autodesk services to the A/E/C community. The new tools were impressive. Laser Scanning… Read More

May 27, 2014 Boston Society of Architects // BIM Roundtable  featured a talk by Construction Management project teams from Skanska and Consigli  who implemented a modularized MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)  system on a biopharma project for Novartis in Cambridge.   The system, ringing each floor supplied utilities in predetermined pathways. The HVAC ductwork, plumbing pipe… Read More

Mechanical and structural engineers were among the first to use BIM.  CM’s saw this and “rushed to claim they had the same capabilities”.  Who leads, who owns coordination on a project using BIM?  The need to coordinate the design engineered plans and the work of the trade contractors has been an interface where roles are… Read More