More stories about BIM

  • using mass media and technology to promote good design

    Rethinking how to communicate with clients.

  • après le downturn

    We asked visionary architects, designers, and cultural philosophers to predict how the downturn may transform housing. Here's what they told us: "The world is becoming both aesthetically conscious and information savvy. In this digital age, people want to

  • drawing the line

    Part of the mystique of architects has traditionally come from their hand sketches, those fluid doodles that brilliantly capture the evolution of ideas.

  • BIM Tips for Firms

    Model-based design is the biggest change to hit the building industry since CAD, and it means adapting not only to a new technology but also a new way of thinking and working. John Schippers teaches a class on building information modeling (BIM) and provided these tips.

  • Learn the Ins and Outs of Building Information Modeling

    As Building Information Modeling (BIM) continues to blur the lines between architecture, engineering, and construction disciplines, education among these professions becomes increasingly important.

  • connecting the dots

    building information modeling is poised to bundle a fragmented design and construction process.

  • Tap Into the "Green Appliance Collection" on Google SketchUp

    At the International Builders Show, Whirlpool Corp., parent company of several popular home appliance brands, launched the Green Appliance Collection, a set of 3-D models for use with Google SketchUp 3-D modeling software.

  • New CAD Standard Available

    Version 4.0 of the United States National CAD Standard (NCS)—the first update since 2005—has been released by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

  • BIM Enables Building Blitz in Bogalusa

    The Jan. 18, 2008, edition of AIArchitect This Week reveals how nonprofit group Solid Rock Carpenters, led by Mark Eric Benner, AIA, constructed five Habitat for Humanity homes in Bogalusa, La., in a seven-day "Blitz Build."

  • Online Service Streamlines Architectural Modeling Process

    LGM, an architectural modeling shop, is now offering a Web service that reduces the time required for ordering and producing architectural models.