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What is BIM?

Degrees of Integration

Primary Benefits of BIM

This is the third part in a series about demystifying BIM. The first post Why you failed at BIM (you were impatient) looked at the struggles with BIM adoption. The second post There are Four BIM Flavors clarified the term BIM by looking at two major factors: BIG/little and social/lonely. …

BIM Flavors

There are Four BIM Flavors

“In the short term, we are little bimmers. In the long term, we are Big Bimmers.”                                                                                                      -David “Joshua” Plager, AIA The comment above was posted on LinkedIN in response to my blog post “Why you failed at BIM“. What a great sentiment. In all the back …

Best BIM Blog Post Ever

I just want to make sure you have all read this and that there’s a link from my blog to it. How I wish I had written it! And today seems like a good time to link to it because I haven’t gotten around to cleaning up one of the …

1984 was a long time ago

I read a lot of things that annoy me. It’s hard not to. Thanks Twitter. You’re really helping me out. Sometimes I get smart and stop following people who write too much that frustrates me. I’m also doing my best to just unfollow people who only tweet boring stuff. On …

BIM Guilt: How many Ds are you doing?

BIM Guilt: the feeling that you aren’t ‘doing’ enough to claim BIM. There is a perception that to qualify as someone doing BIM, you can’t just talk about your 3D models. A mere three dimensions is pathetic. To matter, you better be doing at least 4D models, if not 5D …

BIM Model Kittens small

Ownership of the BIM Model

What do fluffy kittens and vile blog posts trashing software have in common? In days past, those of us using ArchiCAD or Revit didn’t talk about BIM. We just worked in a superior way to the flatcadders and were happy about it. In fact ArchiCAD 1.0 was released in 1984 …