Tag archives for: BIM

Evaliina Vesalainen
July 8, 2017

Augmenting BIM Classifications – Interview with Eveliina Vesalainen of Granlund

BuildingSMART Finland is supplementing building information modeling (BIM) guidelines in a national standardization project, as a part of the KIRA-digi program. In her Master’s thesis, Eveliina Vesalainen, of Granlund, has compared European BIM classifications for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design. Her study is the groundwork for the upcoming Finnish norms. / continue reading

Kingdom City Saudi Arabia
June 18, 2017

Digital Construction and Smart Cities – Interview with Paul Doherty

I had the pleasure to talk with Paul Doherty, AIA, President and CEO of the digit group. Paul is a BIM pioneer, construction innovator, and smart city strategist. / continue reading

machine-readable bim
June 2, 2017

Automating Construction Processes by Making BIMs Machine-Readable

Process digitalization and automation is an essential strategy in improving construction productivity. A Finnish fast-track standardization project is paving the way to automation by making open building information models (BIMs) machine-readable. / continue reading

May 16, 2017

The BIM Summer School – interview with Vishal Singh of Aalto University

In this interview with Vishal Singh, assistant professor at Aalto University, we discuss the upcoming BIM Summer School. It will start in Otaniemi, Finland, on Monday 29 May and end a week later. / continue reading

site-pix4d
November 7, 2016

A New Perspective on Mapping Construction Sites with the Crane Camera System

In this interview, Julian Norton, Business Development Manager of Pix4D, talks about the company’s innovative mapping system for construction sites. Pix4D has just launched an early adopter program and is looking for test users.
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charles-woodward-vtt
October 27, 2016

Augmented Reality for AEC – Interview with Charles Woodward of VTT

Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are hot topics right now. I had a chance to meet with Professor Charles Woodward, principal scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He is a pioneer and globally renowned authority on AR. / continue reading

December 30, 2015

Game Technology for Construction – Interview with Petri Kokko

Petri Kokko is a Finnish architect, service developer, and the CEO of Sova3D. In the 40th episode of the AEC Business podcast Petri shares his experiences and ideas on using game technology in construction. / continue reading

September 7, 2015

How can social media support BIM – A video series

Social Strategist Su Butcher explains in this video series how social media can support BIM. These presentations come for the UK, but I think that the ideas that Su presents are universally applicable. / continue reading

July 23, 2015

Are We on the Road to Sustainable Construction?

By consuming resources and creating pollutants and wastes, the construction of buildings and infrastructure has a dramatic effect on the environment. According to a report by the Willmott Dixon Group, around half of all global energy usage can be attributed to the construction industry. Similarly, an estimated 60% of the total usage of raw materials, 50% of landfill wastes, and 23% of air pollution is the byproduct of construction. If construction and design firms are serious about improving the life span of our environment, they will need to address these problems sooner rather than later. / continue reading

June 27, 2015

Life Cycle Assessment with One Click – Interview with Ryan Zizzo

Life cycle assessment of buildings and infrastructure using smart tools and BIM is the theme of my interview with Ryan Zizzo. / continue reading

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