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Analytical-Physical Modeling and Interoperability Propels BIM Advancements

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Structural Engineering for the Physical World

Advances in Building Information Modeling (BIM)
As BIM becomes pervasive in all types of engineering projects, structural engineers are adjusting their workflows and software tools to adapt to the challenges and opportunities that this technology brings. But what should structural engineers keep doing, and what should they do differently? And, most importantly, what outcomes and benefits can they expect if they are able to take full advantage of a structural BIM workflow? This white paper examines approaches to structural modeling that can yield significant benefits to structural engineering teams. New technologies, such as Bentley Systems’ STAAD CONNECT Edition structural analysis and design application, implements these approaches. As a result, engineers can maintain model quality while responding to changes and consider more design alternatives in a timely fashion.


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Hey, BIM! Got a Better Acronym?

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Three years ago, I sought to change the acronym P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram [or Drawing]) to Piping and Instrumentation DATA (Not Drawings)Up Next: Building Information Management (BIM). For the full-version of this article, navigate to the EiCAD Blog

Why, you might ask, must we change the meaning of BIM? Answer: Because most Owner-Operators are unaware of what ‘BIM’ means when it comes up in conversation.

I still remember the first conversation I had with my longtime, friend and colleague, Ian Matthew – once Autodesk’s lead Plant expert – who they replaced him with, I have no idea…

Ian said to me while driving to the Valero Benicia Refinery in 2012: “BIM is the future. BIM will change how the world, including oil and gas, chemical, and other industries operate!”
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Advancing BIM Toward “Level 3”: Compounding Benefits

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Among the multitude of viewpoints regarding a “new level” of BIM aspirations, I would like to offer Bentley Systems’ perspective, as a leading software provider dedicated to “sustaining infrastructure,” on how and why the advantages at each BIM advancement can accumulate exponentially.

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Building Information Modeling Q+A

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
  1. What is BIM?

BIM is most recognizable as a product and collaborative process.

As a product, BIM becomes a Building Information Model – a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. As such it serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility, forming a reliable basis for decisions during the facility’s lifecycle from inception onward[1]. A Building Information Model includes 2D and 3D computer graphics enriched with non-graphic attribute information describing the components of the design. It may be requested as a project contract deliverable, provided during facility handover, and used for operations.

As a collaborative process, BIM becomes Building Information Modeling – a process by which a group of designers, contractors, material suppliers, and facility owners work together, sharing information about the project. Advanced BIM offerings provide a collaborative process featuring an increased depth of information modeling – beyond design visualization to performance simulation, optioneering, and operational immersion – and increased breadth of information mobility, facilitating collaboration among multiple project disciplines from design through construction and operations.

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