Category Archives: BIM

Are AEC Industries Ready for AI-centric Megaproject Delivery?

AI-centric Megaproject Delivery Traditional construction project delivery performance suffers from long and well publicized negative global productivity lags: negative compared to the industry 20 years ago, and negative compared to other industries. This negative productivity is associated with both budget shortfalls and turnaround delays.  Infamous megaprojects suffer from these same...
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4D BIM CPM Scheduling is a waste of time: here’s why.

4D BIM CPM Scheduling: not ready for prime-time “The short answer is that there simply aren’t any extant Level III-IV 4D BIM risk-optimized or resource-loaded, apt CPM scheduling models with which to establish global parameters. 4D BIM CPM schedules can be generated from BIM models, but should they be? That...
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10 AEC Professions AI Will Disrupt by 2027

AI Disruption Will Significantly Permeate the AEC Industries Historically, the construction and building industries tend to fall on the lower scale of tech-savvy, or digital-bandwidth, owing to a lack of skilled practitioners, and a paucity of training and investment in their constituency, but more so to a general disdain for...
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AR/MR Smart Helmets for the AEC Industries: Flight or Fancy?

Smart Helmets: are they making us any smarter? While BIM die-hards cling to their soon to be obsolete platforms, AR, and MR smart helmets featuring heads-up (HUD) and holographic displays are hitting the streets, and trying to make an impact on facilities management, and AEC technology in a big way...
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BIM Adoption: Why it Has Failed to Mainstream, and May Never

BIM Adoption: is it as prevalent as ‘they’ say? I have written about BIM adoption in this space in 2014, dispelling bunkum that media spins about BIM adoption in the construction industry. In that same paper, I lampooned doctored surveys and questionnaires that purported to back up the survey findings....
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