A new research centre with a focus on improving business efficiency across the design and construction sectors has been established at Nottingham Trent University. The Centre for Lean Projects (CLP@NTU) is a research-led group concerned with researching and developing improved management and delivery of projects for businesses. The lean approach changes the way work is done throughout an organisation’s project delivery process, with the principal aim of maximising value and minimising waste.
3d views in Revit 2018
In the AECbytes feature article on the
building model, I described how the increasing interest in building information modelling in the AEC community was also bringing the issue of interoperability—integration of the various model-based applications into a smooth and efficient workflow—to the forefront of professional attention.
The eXtensible Building Information Modelling (xBIM)
The xBIM Tookit (eXtensible Building Information Modelling) is an open-source, software development BIM tool that supports the BuildingSmart Data Model (aka the Industry Foundation Classes IFC).
Individual BIM Competency
A common problem for organizations delivering BIM-enabled services is how to assess the abilities of their staff, improve their performance and recruit new competent ones. This Episode continues the discussion on BIM Capability/Maturity assessment and focuses on the BIM competency of individuals engaged in managing, facilitating and delivering model-based projects.
My old friend Volker Joseph, over on Beyond the Paper, wrote recently about a planned overhaul of the Autodesk Design Review API. If you currently use the ADR API, please be sure to check the list of interfaces that are slated for removal and let Volker know of any you consider important.
Construction Project Information Committee
Responsible for providing best practice guidance on the content, form and preparation of construction production information and making sure this best practice is disseminated throughout the UK construction industry.