Category Archives: BIM

Space Carving, SLAMming AR-VR Construction Technology Update

AR-VR construction technology disruption is inevitable AR-VR construction technology may very soon no longer be the exclusive pastime of gamers and designers: it may be put to much more practical uses. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to road-test a Google Tango tablet with  Lucas Stephane, PhD, Assistant Professor, of the Florida...
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How Google Tango VR/AR Apps Could Level the BIM Playing Field

Google Tango: will it be useful to builders, or just an expensive designer toy? “Designers will forced to begrudgingly collaborate with builders in program coordination: they will sink or swim in these unchartered waters. Google Tango might just be the device to do it.. Despite the hype – such as...
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The Influence of BIM: Hype or Just Hopeful?

BIM Hype: is BIM all it’s cracked up to be? We’ve been served up a steady diet of BIm hype for some years now, and BIM has a lot to show – at least in terms of bling, for all the chatter, as the recent 2014 AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP)...
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Part 3/4: MEP coordination, BIM & CAD: how do Shop Drawings fit in?

Once the project begins to take shape, a detailer, or sketcher, can visit the site with his preliminary shop drawings in hand to survey and measure the site. He will then add dimensions to his shop drawings which will then become fabrication drawings that the manufacturer and installer will later use. There...
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