In this episode, I talk with Dustin Williams, CEO, and co-founder of Remote Optix, and founder of Flywheel AEC, about BIM for civil engineers and how it is used in civil engineering projects. He also tells us about a specific 4-step process his company utilizes on BIM projects to ensure project success.
This is a guest blog by Jake Voorhees
In design visualization for engineering firms, everyone knows that innovation is mandatory for the survival of an engineering firm. BIM is fantastic. Lidar usage is now ubiquitous. And if you are buying a drone in 2021, then your firm is behind.
But rarely does the AEC sector evolve the way that we win our projects, inspire our team members, and connect with the communities we work with.
Besides, what good is a showcase project finale if no one knows about it because the only way to demonstrate its success is through a crinkled-up Polaroid that you carry around in your pocket?
What if you could highlight your projects like in this demo reel here?
Design visualization has become something that Pennoni is known for, and the use of our tools internally has promoted the creation of a department that we call Pennoni FX Studios (PFX).
In fact, to win certain poster-child projects like Winter Haven Central Park in Florida, we have beaten creative design shops that would be considered Goliath when compared in the ring.
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, we talk to Marcello Sgambelluri, PE,SE., the Director of Advanced Technology at John A. Martin & Associates. He talks about BIM(Building Information Modeling) and how it is evolving, and also shares his thoughts on the roles that structural engineers and drafters will play during this exciting technological time in structural engineering.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Marcello in This Episode:
- Why is BIM so ever-evolving in the structural engineering industry?
- Do you think engineers of the future will need to keep up with all the technologies, coding, and scripting?
- How can structural engineers learn more about BIM?
- What is the role of structural engineers and drafters in the future?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed in This Episode:
This is a guest blog by Daniel Quindemil
One of the biggest challenges we face in construction is integrating all of the AEC disciplines in our projects so their valuable input can positively affect the project.
There are many people involved in a project, including the Owner, Architect, Engineer, General Contractor, Subcontractors, Lenders, Owner’s Representatives, and more. How can you start a project the right way and then integrate the Owner, Architect, and the others during construction?
The key disciplines that need careful integration are the Architect, Engineer, and Contractor (AEC). These are the organizations that design the projects and carry out their execution.
BIM as an Effective Tool in Project Management is a guest post by Shakti Prasad
BIM (Building Information Modeling) has been revolutionizing the AEC industry in terms of economic and technical viability, over the past few years. The advantages of the long-term application of BIM can be leveraged most efficiently in the field of project management. The need for management of an asset is a continuous process; from inception to demolition, a true cradle to grave cycle which involves handling large volumes of data, handling a lot of responsibilities, and so on for which BIM is the one-stop solution. Project managers need to embrace Building Information Modeling, interrogate the BIM information and reap the maximum benefits out of it for effective project management.
How Building Information Modeling (BIM) facilitates effective project management?
There are 2 broad aspects of Building Information Modeling which enables it in facilitating project management:
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. In episode 029 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, my co-host Christian Knutson, PE interviews Ronan Collins who is an experienced Building Information Modeling Project Manager specializing in the production of detailed and accurate BIM models for the purpose of design and construction coordination.
Here are some of the questions Chris asks Ronan about BIM (Building Information Modeling):
- What are the key benefits BIM brings to a project?
- Is it a design software? An integrated project management software?
- What are the benefits a civil engineer – and the end stakeholder – receives from employing BIM?
- Where do you see BIM taking the civil engineering profession in 10 years?
- What are the investment costs associated with starting BIM capability in a firm? Is this scalable, or a one-time cost? What is the typical time frame for ROI?
- What are three things I, as a company owner, want to be aware of when selecting the BIM software my firm will use? Is there an industry standard?
- Is there a “best practice” for the type of facility to apply Building Information Modeling to?