Friday, November 6, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

BIM Execution Planning Guide developed at Penn State

Penn State has recently released a BIM Execution Planning Guide that is now available for download.

The goal of the guide is to provide guidance to teams in creating their BIM strategy and execution plan.

Templates have also been provided to assist in the execution plan.

BIM Goal & Use Analysis Worksheet
Template Process Maps
Template Process Maps Visio Stencil
Information Exchange Worksheet
Template BIM Project Execution Plan Coming Soon

Thursday, October 22, 2009

BIM - How is the Culture of your firm?

Steve Watt, President and CEO of WinEstimator recently wrote an article on how the culture of your firm can affect how well BIM is received and leveraged. How true it is... but so often overlooked.

You can read the article here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Link - The Business Value of BIM

McGraw Hill recently posted an new market report on BIM titled: THE BUSINESS VALUE OF BIM. You can download the document here.

BIM in my opinion is old news, but the article is full of information & statics and includes quite a few case studies.

Check it out!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

EUA & UW-Milwaukee's School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP)

Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is once again sponsoring the BIM studio at UW-Milwaukee SARUP . The course is design focused but also contains a Revit workshop. I've been teaching the Revit workshop the last few years and it's been a lot of fun. Check out some of the student's work from years past here.

EUA is also sponsoring the Computation and Craft Lecture Series in conjunction with the BIM Studio. An abbreviated schedule is shown below or you can check out the full flyer here.

All lectures occur on Thursdays, 12 - 1:30 pm, at Eppstein Uhen Architects:
333 East Chicago St. in the Third Ward, Milwaukee, WI.

Lectures are free and open to the public. 1.0 AIA / Continuing Education System Learning Unit awarded for each lecture.

SEPTEMBER 24 : Zero Carbon Case Studies
James Wasley

OCTOBER 8 : Sustainable Curtainwall Design Case Study
Chris Stutzki, Ph.D.– Stutzki Engineering

OCTOBER 15 : BIM–The Engineering Perspective
Jerry Packham, Project Manager and Kyle Hansen, Designer Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

NOVEMBER 5 : Integrated Project Delivery: Real World Projects
Mike Whaley, Director of Preconstruction Services – J.H. Findorff & Sons Inc.

NOVEMBER 12 : SC Johnson Project Honor – Pioneering in Value Based Design and Construction
Kevin Bredeson – Director of Virtual Construction – Gilbane Building Company
Tracy Lutterman – Construction Project Manager, Corporate Facilities – SC Johnson Company
Jason Chandler – Project Manager – Epstein

NOVEMBER 19 : Fast, Cheaper, Better (and more sustainable) – A Case Study in Integrated Project Delivery
Martin Sell – President – MSA Integrated Project Delivery

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

State of WI (DSF) - Requires BIM

The Department of State Facilies (DSF) for Wisconsin will start requiring Building information models for certain projects starting July, 2009. Here is a short snipit:

This BIM Guideline and Standard applies to DSF A/E selections advertised on or after
July 1, 2009 for the following projects:

  • Required on all construction (new and addition/alteration) with total project
    funding of $5M or greater
  • Required on all new construction with total project funding of $2.5M or greater
  • Required on all addition/alteration construction with total project funding of $2.5M
    or greater that includes new addition costs of 50% or more of total
  • Encouraged but not required on all other projects.

Follow the links below to the DSF site where you can download specific articles on the subject:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vico - BIM Contracts

For those of you unaware of the webcasts; Friday's with Vico - check them out!

This Friday's topic (April 17th) is BIM 301: Understanding the New Contract Language for BIM

You can even watch some of the recorded webcast by clicking here.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Autodesk Impression v3.0

For those of you using Autodesk Impression - there is a new version available (v3.0) on the subscription site!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sketchup & IES Videos

In case you don't get the IES newsletter, below are a couple links with some pretty cool videos on the integration of Sketchup and IES's VE Ware tool. Check it out!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Autodesk & IPD

Autodesk has recently released more information on Integrated Project Delivery. You can get to Autodesk's main page at:

From there you can get to a flash site (click here) that has more specifics on IPD and additional resources. You can even download an introductory kit that has a couple white papers and a audio recording by Phil Bernstein from a live event in New York city on IPD.