Tag Archives: BIM

Reality Capture

Autodesk has coined the phrase “reality capture” to describe all of their technology related to 3D data capture, processing, modeling and much more whether acquired with a scanner or with a camera. The main software platform is ReCap 360 Pro … Continue reading

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New Lifecycle Facility Standard

I just came across this recently published ASTM standard that appears to hold tremendous promise for facility lifecycle asset management systems. E3035 – 15 is being positioned as a Standard Classification for Facility Asset Component Tracking System or FACTS. This … Continue reading

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Measurement Uncertainty

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be defined as the generation and management of digital models of large structures, such as buildings and other infrastructures, throughout their sometimes decades-long lifecycle. Lidar has become a popular tool to document changes in the … Continue reading

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BIM Standard Released

Following a multi-year effort, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance® released the latest edition of the nation’s consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM). From planning and design through construction and operations, the National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) … Continue reading

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USIBD Needs Your Input

The survey applies to all those who are associated with the industry of documenting buildings. Continue reading

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SPAR 2010 – Success is Measured

Spar 2010 is going to be held in the The Woodlands (Houston), TX February 8 – 10, 2010.
Last year’s highly successful “bootcamps” will be expanded this year.
With the early signs of recovery starting to appear, the timing of this event could not be better for kicking off a successful 2010. Continue reading

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FIATECH and Integrated BIM

1. FIATECH is a very important AEC industry organization.
2. One of their primary areas of interest is integrating BIM into work processes and business models.
3. I would like to see FIATECH broaden its base of membership as they have created an important foundation.

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National Institute of Building Sciences – NIBS

1. NIBS is a non-profit, non-governmental agency that is focused on promoting high performance buildings.
2. Their upcoming Annual Conference is in Washington, DC December 8 – 10 in conjunction with Ecobuild America.
3. There is no mention of laser scanning or 3D in the conference topics.
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BIM and Laser Scanning

1. Quick notes – there is a mobile mapping LinkedIn group forming and it was recommended that ASPRS offer the LiDAR certification.
2. Laser scanning is being incorrectly associated with developing a building information model.
3. Owners need to understand the limitations of the technology.

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Update on GSA Laser Scanning IDIQ RFP

Unfortunately I do not have much to report on this RFP, but I’ll tell you what I know. I originally blogged on this in the middle of April. Linking into yesterday’s post, the GSA announced on  May 8 that the … Continue reading

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