It becomes difficult for companies in the AEC industry not yet working with BIM to catch up. ICT developments follow each other rapidly. Back in 1997, a supercomputer beat the then chess world champion Garry Kasparov. While this was a revolutionary event at that time, the victory does not surprise us any longer these days. Even our smartphones possess similar processing power as the celebrated supercomputer from that time. This example was used at the congress “BIM Praktijkdag 2015” to illustrate today’s rapid ICT developments that organizations working with BIM need to deal with. The congress served as a stage for the practical challenges and best practices of Dutch construction companies implementing BIM. This blog post is a summary of the most important lessons I got from this congress. Read more
The current generation of building information modeling (BIM) design tools is the result of about five decades of research and development on computer tools for interactive 3D design. In this first blog post I will give a short historical overview of what happened during these past decades and how that resulted in the tools for sale now.