Posts tagged as BIM

Design software furthers BIM and GIS integration

Autodesk Civil 3D continues to deliver improvements to design, performance and collaboration efficiencies, enhancing building information model (BIM) design workflows for larger, more complex infrastructure projects.  The latest release – Civil 3D 2020.1 – introduces the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS in Civil 3D, allowing users to connect directly to the GIS data they need in […]

Mobile mapping partnership benefits AEC clients

Geoslam has partnered with Microsol Resources Corporation, building information modelling (BIM) technology solutions, as well as a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner serving the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. Geoslam’s technology can be used in many urban places to provide accurate 3D mapping without GPS, including areas where weak signals and hampered accessibility become barriers […]

Taking 2D to 3D civil site design

Bentley Systems has released OpenSite Designer, an integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases. The software advances BIM through comprehensive 3D site design, spanning reality modelling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modelling, site layout and grading optimisation, stormwater drainage modelling […]

Making full use of the digital twin

On typical construction projects, a great deal of information is produced. A common challenge is that the information generated is often unstructured, poorly coordinated and difficult to find. The resultant inefficiency is estimated to add an extra 20% to 25% to the cost of delivering the projects. Fundamental to achieving a successful project is controlled […]

Latest standards news – February and March 2019

Tile standard for streaming 3D content The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the 3D Tiles Specification 1.0 for adoption as an OGC Community Standard. The specification is designed for streaming heterogenous 3D geospatial content to clients for visualisation. Expanding beyond traditional 2D and 2.5D streaming of maps and terrain, 3D Tiles supports 3D models […]

Portal guides organisations through BIM adoption

The BIM Academy Africa has launched its Navigator BIM (NavBIM) portal which provides a guide to help architectural or engineering organisations jump start their building information modelling (BIM) adoption journey. The required categories are developed into help disciplines, guiding organisations towards business excellence practices in BIM. The organisation’s BIM adoption plan should be endorsed by […]

GIS and BIM integration will transform construction

An unfortunate fact of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is that, between every stage of the process, from planning and design to construction and operations, critical data is lost. GIS and BIM integration is about to change that. The reality is, when you move data between phases of, say, the usable lifecycle of […]