AEC Tech News #1821 Nov, 2006 By: Scott MacKenzie
Working in the building information model requires a whole new set of rules and regulations
Projects based on BIM (building information modeling) are quite vulnerable to lawlessness and disorder. Every project should have a model manager to serve as the police — and the fire department.
If you think of a CAD or BIM project as a city or a close-knit community, you will appreciate the need for law and order. In BIM Town, the potential for vandalism, theft, fires and corruption is ever present.
You can think of the BIM project as an entire city under one roof. Everything is connected and relational, so corruption in one part of BIM Town can affect the whole population. This is why you need someone to maintain law and order. Read more>>
By H. Edward Goldberg, AIA
DBIA (Design-Build Institute of America) convened its 2006 Professional Design-Build Conference and Expo at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 18-20. I was there to make a presentation as well as check on the progress of the design-build approach to architecture and construction and check out some new software products.
DBIA is a professional organization founded in 1993 to advocate and advance single-source project delivery within the design and construction community. Design-build, as defined by DBIA, is a method of project delivery that embraces architecture, engineering and construction services under a single contract, integrating the roles of designer and constructor. DBIA members include practitioners from all project phases, as well as public- and private-sector project owners. Among DBIA's directors are prominent executives within the architecture and construction fields.
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