Entries by Rene

Asite BIM Booster Guide (4): Top 5 things to look for in an Asset Management Software

Source: ASITE blog  Posted by Aysar Abou Kheir & Arushan Mahendrakumar on 21-06-2021 When it comes to building a BIM kit, asset management solutions are often overlooked. Organizations tend to focus on BIM processes during the delivery stage (i.e. design and construction) and forget about the long-term productivity and cost benefits of BIM software and standardized BIM […]

Bentley Featured Project: Nine-story Residential Building above Subway Tunnels in West Bucharest

Project Summary Video: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/saidel-engineering_building-above-subway A Pioneer Building Initiative In western Bucharest, a developer initiated a EUR 2.5 million project to construct a 10-story residential building with a basement, above the existing subway tunnels. It is the first time that a structure is being built over these city tunnels. The project presented an irregular footprint, complex […]

Bentley Featured Project: Mapping 42 Miles of California High Speed Rail Corridor Utilizing UAVs

Jacobs/Zephyr used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to visually map a lengthy rail corridor, which reduced delivery time by 56 percent and costs by 86 percent. Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2017/jacobs-zephyr-uas_california-high-speed-rail-map Video: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2017/jacobs-zephyr-uas_california-high-speed-rail-map OUTCOME/FACTS The engineering team used UAVs to obtain aerial mapping of rail corridor, reducing costs by 86 percent, and enabling complete aerial mapping delivery in just […]

Bentley shares: Overcoming Challenges Under COVID-19 Lockdown

Using Bentley’s open and web-based applications, Network Rail Wales and Western Region implemented virtual workflows and generated a digital twin to accelerate delivery time despite COVID-19 restrictions. Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/network-rail_overcoming-covid-lockdown Video: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/network-rail_overcoming-covid-lockdown OUTCOME/FACTS Network Rail needed an innovative approach for collaboration on their projects in a digital built environment during pandemic lockdown restrictions. MicroStation enabled them […]

Bentley Featured Project: London Underground Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

Using ProjectWise, Dragados SA and London Underground saw 95 percent of first time packages approved by the client. Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2018/dragados-london-underground_bank-station-upgrade Video Link: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2018/dragados-london-underground_bank-station-upgrade OUTCOME/FACTS The project team streamlined workflows and collaboration, leading to 95 percent of first time package approval by the client. Bentley applications helped solve 92 percent of clashes during detail design during […]

Bentley Featured Project: Innovative Application of BIM in Municipal Engineering Design of Ezhou Civil Airport

Beijing General Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute used Bentley applications to reduce design time, costs, and environmental impact of a CNY 1.49 billion airport. Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/beijing-general_ezhou-airport Video Link: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/beijing-general_ezhou-airport OUTCOME/FACTS Beijing General Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute needed to improve collaboration among 27 disciplines to design and build an airport that would serve […]

Bentley Featured Project: Biopharma Manufacturing Plant

Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/dpr_biopharma-manufacturing-plant Using SYNCHRO 4D, DPR Construction efficiently tracked construction progress and delivered a USD 32 million drug manufacturing plant upgrade six days ahead of schedule during COVID-19. Video: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/dpr_biopharma-manufacturing-plant OUTCOME/FACTS DPR was hired to deliver a USD 32 million technology upgrade to a global neurological biotech company developing an investigational drug to address Alzheimer’s […]

Bentley Featured Project: Engineering Laboratories and Research Building

Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/cni_engineering-laboratories OUTCOME/FACTS A new, 15-story engineering research building is part of Pontifical Xavierian University’s master development plan. Optimizing steel sections made it possible for CNI Ingenieros to obtain a stunning appearance with a high level of detail. Structural and geotechnical analysis software unveiled alternative construction sequences that enabled CNI Ingenieros to reduce excavation time […]

Bentley Featured Project: Principal Tower

WSP Principal Tower London, United Kingdom Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/wsp_principal-tower Video: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/wsp_principal-tower OUTCOME/FACTS Due to the small amount of space available, the GBP 200 million project could not proceed without a design that proved its viability. The detailed design and analysis confirmed that the tower design would work, even as piles were built 50 millimeters away from […]

Bentley Featured Project: Railway Facility for Manggarai to Jatinegara

Railway Package A – Phase II (Main Line II) Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/pt-waskita_railway-facility Video: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/pt-waskita_railway-facility OUTCOME/FACTS The Manggarai Station in Jakarta is being revitalized to replace Gambir Station as the city’s terminus for long-distance trains in late 2022. Bentley’s integrated modeling applications helped Waskita establish a digital twin and resolve potential clashes, saving an estimate 0.3% per […]

Bentley Featured Project: Shanghai Electric Environmental Protection Group Technology Renovation and Expansion

Project for Nantong Thermoelectric Waste Incineration Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/simee_nantong-thermoelectric-waste Video: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/simee_nantong-thermoelectric-waste OUTCOME/FACTS SIMEE was tasked with designing Shanghai Electric’s first waste-to-energy incineration project. The CNY 1.36 billion technology renovation and expansion presented a limited footprint, and coordination and integration challenges on a tight construction timeline. SIMEE applied Bentley BIM and digital twin technology to improve management […]

Bentley Featured Project: Shanghai Water Engineering Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Integrated Delivery and Application of BIM Technology in Design, Construction, Supervision, and Management of Shanghai Water Pump Sluice Shanghai, China Source: https://www.bentley.com/en/project-profiles/2020/shanghai-water_integrated-bim-delivery Project Summary Video link OUTCOME/FACTS Shanghai Water Engineering Design and Research Institute was tasked with constructing a pump station with a capacity of 90 cubic meters per second and a sluice gate with […]

Explaining Information Requirements in ISO 19650

Published: March 9, 2021 by Konrad Fugas SO 19650 I will begin by repeating the truth told thousands of times within the AEC industry – we are one of the least productive and least technologically advanced industries in the world. In our projects, we are reactive and think too late about most things. We use a […]

Creating Revit Template – Checklist

Published: April 21, 2021 by Ignacy Lozinski The start of the project is a very special time for the project team. One of the major BIM Coordinator’s tasks early in the start phase is to set standards and processes in such a way that the work on the project runs efficiently. This refers not only to […]

IFC Export rules. Part 1: Why is it important?

Published: June 9, 2021 by Konrad Fugas Do you remember the last time you heard “IFC Export”? Already four times today? Yesterday? Probably not long ago. For myself indeed, the IFC subject comes up every day in different combinations. Clearly, open standards are here to stay. As a matter of fact, we have to learn to […]

What is design management? Managing design in practice

Published: June 15, 2021 by Konrad Naborczyk Let’s imagine that you are the investor’s representative in a contract carried out in the traditional way: design, tender, and then construction. Or that you work for a contractor that has just won a design and build project. In both cases, your organization is responsible for producing the project documentation […]

System Hierarchy and Clash matrix in BIM Coordination

Published: June 1, 2021 by Ignacy Lozinski Source: https://bimcorner.com/system-hierarchy-and-clash-matrix-in-bim-coordination/ Detecting and managing clash issues is one of the most common tasks that a BIM Coordinator must perform in his work. When you work on large projects, you will definitely be dealing with many project stakeholders involved. The number of models that you will have to manage, […]

Model driven management. Part 2/2

Published: June 21, 2021 by Marcin Pszczolka Source: https://bimcorner.com/model-driven-management/ Access to data by all stakeholders in BIM projects. This is nothing new in file driven projects. However, the main assumption of cooperation based on a common, central BIM model is to provide all stakeholders with access to the platform on which the graphic models are located. In order to […]

File or Model driven BIM management?

Published: May 23, 2021 by BIM Corner by Marcin Pszczolka Source: https://bimcorner.com/file-or-model-based-bim-management/ In the context of BIM methodology, we most often hear the following terms. Full integration, all platforms connected, one source of truth that all stakeholders use, lossless data transfer, the same standards of information, models designed directly on the construction site. But what does […]

Asite BIM Booster Guide (2): Top 5 Elements Your Model Coordination Tool Should Include

Posted by Aysar Abou Kheir & Arushan Mahendrakumar on 21-06-2021 Source: https://www.asite.com/blogs/bim-booster-guide-top-5-elements-your-model-coordination-tool-should-include Having covered what to look for when selecting your BIM authoring tool, we will now share our recommendations for choosing the best model checking and coordination tool. Many BIM authoring tools include this functionality; however, it is often only useful during the early stages of a project […]