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BIM Pilot: Getting Started Guide

Moving to BIM can seem like a daunting task. This guide provides a simple framework that helps you get started putting BIM into practice in your organization. Building Information Modeling is changing the way people are designing, collaborating, and predict project costs.  Many companies want to move towards a BIM pilot program, but find many stumbling blocks along the way. 

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BIM for Infrastructure: BIM Leaves the Building and Hits the Road

Building Information Modeling (BIM) isn’t just for building anymore.  Check out this video about Mortenson Construction who speak to the benefits they found by using BIM in their infrastructure projects: High-value add to the customer Create coordination and communication on all teams Everyone sees the project as a whole, not just their piece Everyone is looking at the same model

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Can You Survive Without BIM? New BIM eBook to Keep You Competitive

Can you survive without BIM?  So far, some firms have been holding out with concerns over costs, skill sets of the employees they have, and all the unknowns that come with implementing new processes and technology.  Autodesk and Synergis aim to clear up the confusion and help you step into BIM while minimizing interruption in your current workflows.  The real

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Take Your Building Model with You: BIM 360 Field

How do you report field concerns with other contractors and the owners?   Are you taking notes back to the model? Autodesk is improving the way you work by enabling you to take your notes right on the file from the field.  No more worries about rereading your notes or the time-lapse from when you notice and issue to your

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Five Reasons to Implement BIM Now

The industry throws around terms like Building Information Modeling and it isn’t clear what a BIM process is to everyone.  I mean for smaller companies, you are busy winning jobs, planning resources, looking for more business while closing out the old.  Your time is limited, you want to know what BIM is but in the short and sweet.  Is it

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Data-Driven Design: Construction’s Big Data Problem

Reposted with permission on February 7, 2014 from DataDrivenDesignBlog by Randy Deutsch, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: It is clear from reading the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity, that big data is now recognized as an important factor of production, alongside

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The Future of the Building Industry According to an Industry Leader

The Future of the Building Industry is a series of web videos created by HOK, a world-class design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm that covers current building trends.  These are a great overview of the traditional organization and the gaps that leave you and your firm open to costly risks.  By incorporating BIM, the processes of the design and construction

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McGraw Hill Construction Report: BIM is Paying Off for New-Adopters

An inspiring, new report from McGraw Hill Construction offers new insight to the industry in regards to BIM.  On January 8, McGraw Hill announced, “Three-quarters of contractors using BIM globally report positive ROI on their BIM investments.”  As quoted from the press release: “The markets that are just beginning to adopt BIM have really benefitted from the experience of other

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Calling CAD and BIM Managers (And those who make them look good)

In addition to our technical training and support, Synergis offers special events for you to gain industry and professional information.  We know that technical knowledge will only get your company ahead if you have a vision and leaders who understand how to move their teams forward.  So in September, we are offering  the Synergis CAD Productivity Event featuring Robert Green. Robert

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The Business Value of BIM – What It Means to the Bottom Line

Posted on August 7, 2013 by Curt Egli, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer: About a year ago, I recorded a webcast to help people, especially CAD Managers and business owners, to understand why the top performers in their industry are moving to workflows that are BIM-centric.  What does 3D/BIM mean and how does it really help business?  Well, that’s precisely what

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