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Rising to the challenge with BIM for Infrastructure

In the latest in our series of BIM webinars, this week NCE joined forces with software provider Autodesk to discuss how BIM can help engineers create better performing designs in a fast-paced, budget-constrained environment.

In a 45 minute webinar, deputy editor Mark Hansford and Autodesk Transportation Industry solutions manager Jack Strongitharm discuss how BIM is helping civil engineers tackle the challenges constantly faced by civil enginers.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent model-based process that provides insight for creating and managing projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact. Successful civil engineers and designers can quickly adapt to change while weighing the potential impact of their designs. This webinar offered practical advice and real-life examples of how BIM can help you create better performing designs in a fast-paced, budget-constrained environment.

Click here to watch the webinar now.


Readers' comments (3)

  • Hi

    as i have said on many occasions BIM is tool that is useful in certain circumstances ...

    clash detection is one.

    however keeping a model up to data with exact information is extremely time consuming - and often with little benefit.

    and when a pile position is updated and suddenly moves a wall above it .... well call a contract claims firm asap.

    meanwhile the bim idea appears to have been hijacked as a sales tool between two of the biggest players - autodesk and bentley - but at WHAT COST to the industry .... lots of fabulous words ... but where are the savings.

    no model that i have ever seen has the ability to indicate that certain information [e.g. pile positions have been issued for construction, and thus cannot be moved except to an as built position and then only as long as there is NO IMPACT on the rest of the model].

    and 3d shields for welders seem still to be way off in the future.

    some one should listen to see what the average steel fixer has to say about things ... and the joiners erecting false work.

    for more information and informed comment, please see here:
    based on a set of lectures given by CIRIA

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  • Richard

    Your comments seem to relate to the application of BIM rather that the concept. I haven't met anybody who disagrees that the industry should be better at sharing data (in the right way at the right time)

    BIM has become a buz word and a band wagoon driven by software developers has reached breakneck speed, however, i have no doubt that the principles being established will form the bedrock of how we share our digitial information.

    I can see a shift change in the way we do things, almost as great as the move from the drawing board to CAD in the late 80's.

    Its exciting.

    Tim Jones

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  • Tim

    no-one will agree with you more than me that data should be shared in the right form at the right time with the right people.

    iso9001 is very precise about who is responsible. from an engineering perspective canadian standard z299 is even more explicit, and anyone wanting to know more about quality assurance in construction should read it - copy in the ice library

    as you say we now have a bandwagon which is frankly running a bit like a seven legged chicken.

    on one hand those of who have used models know how they work and their limitations, and we know the same about portals and the amount of time spent on getting information which should have simply been sent to us.

    the lack of knowledge of the bim promoters is amply illustrated in the following white paper:

    apart from the editor of nce, we have received no comment; and his comment only resulted in an extension of the final paragraph.

    where-o-where is the list of what bim encompasses..... or is it just what ever comes into someones head.....

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