The National Institute of Building Sciences has named Microsoft Director of Transformation Services Salla Eckhardt as National Building Information Modeling Program Steering Committee Chair. “We need a standard that supports the entire digital building lifecycle from BIM-ready planning to BIM-based design and digital construction all the way to BIM as a component in built environment digital twins,” she affirms.Read More
Sources: Construction Specifications Institute, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff
To better integrate project specs, building products and technology tools, the Construction Specifications Institute has launched an initiative to expand its industry standard organizing principles to work more effectively with Building Information Modeling and support design and construction professionals’ digital needs.Read More
Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff
ASTM Committees C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates and C13 on Concrete Pipe have scheduled one-day technical programs in conjunction with December meetings in Orlando.Read More
Sources: Vectorworks Inc., Columbia, Md.; CP staff
Maryland Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and American Concrete Institute Maryland Chapter will join global design software developers Vectorworks Inc. and SCIA Inc. for a September 20 workshop suiting architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners and educators.Read More
Thanks to increased use of Building Information Modeling technology, contractors are able to reduce overall schedules and onsite injuries, according to “Safety Management in the Construction Industry.” When incorporated in a project, the new McGraw Hill Construction SmartMarket Report finds, BIM helps increase crew members’ safety awareness by:
Source: International Masonry Institute (IMI), Bowie, Md.
The Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative’s 2015 Symposium, April 9-10, will offer perspective on the latest BIM-M projects and developing masonry practices with the 3-D technology, while featuring presentations from (invited) representatives of Autodesk, Tekla, Vectorworks, Integrus Architecture and Engineering, CAD Technology Center, CADBlox, Tradesmen’s Software, Mortenson Construction and Georgia Institute of Technology.Read More
Source: International Masonry Institute, Bowie, Md.
Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) members have tasked University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Franca Trubiano with reporting on brick and block construction workflows, spotlighting especially Huntsman Hall, a signature masonry building on her school’s Philadelphia campus.Read More
Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff The NCMA Foundation has approved funding to continue the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Project in 2014, as researchers eye development of a unit model definition comparable to other material interests’ structural databases. The BIM for Masonry database will delineate physical characteristics of commonly produced concrete masonry units, and potentially other…Read More