What you should do before getting into BIM.

Before you study BIM you should study a bit of parametric modelling, and architectural design and construction. Having a modicum of understanding of logic and database management is also helpful. It’ll also help if you’re familiar with typical architectural (I’m including structural, civil, & MEP here) document conventions and practices. That in mind, forget how you do it in CAD, you’re learning a new tool. You didn’t bring your protractor and T-square along to your CAD workstation, don’t assume that a familiar CAD workflow is practical. A crash course in something like Inventor (even Autodesk’s self-guided tutorials if they haven’t nerfed them) that teaches you to think about simple constraints, how they interact, and what you can do with them will make it much easier to think about how those constraints get much more complex when driving multiple assemblies. If you don’t grok how footings, foundations, walls, trusses, etc all work together, and actually get assembled, you’

Top 3 Books for Artificial Intelligence

These are my Top 3 Books for A.I  For those of you who have read my A.I ( Artificial Intelligence ) Posts and are really interested in AI. Artificial intelligence  ( AI , also  machine intelligence ,  MI ) is  Intelligence  displayed by  machines , in contrast with the  natural intelligence  ( NI ) displayed by humans and other animals. In  computer science  AI research is defined as the study of " intelligent agents ": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal. [1] Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is applied when a machine mimics "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other  human minds , such as "learning" and "problem solving" These are my Top 5 Reads on A.I Number 1: This is one of my favourites.  Number 2: This makes into my number two... a good bed time read..  Number 3 - well suited for 3.0.. 

A must read for any Digital Enthusiast : The BIM Managers Handbook

The BIM Manager's Handbook: Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering and Construction So I'm not usually a fan of reading books, but these days I've been going all out. I've been reading "The BIM Manager's Handbook: Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, by Dominic Holzer" I must say its a hell of a read and really defines the rules of BIM and how BIM has been implemented in the AEC industry. I would definitely recommend this if you want to get a good understanding in BIM, whether you want to become a BIM Manager or just an employee in the AEC and want to gain understanding. I would suggest you read this book. Here is where you can get it from:

How Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize Construction

Often, the concept of AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics are combined into one futuristic notion of how advanced intelligence and technology will impact business. However, the concepts—each very different in nature—serve a specific purpose on construction jobsites today and will only expand in the future. How will artificial intelligence impact the construction industry? It is important to identify where we have been and where we are going with regards to artificial intelligence in construction. Dan Kara, research director, robotics, ABI Research, says many consider robotics to be a subset of artificial intelligence—but it is not. “Robotics systems, those technologies that sense, think and then act in the physical world, can make use of artificial intelligence techniques such as machine learning for the ‘thinking’ component, but it is not a necessity,” he explains. “In fact, most of the robotics systems in operation today do not. That will change, of course.” So where d

Digital Asset Management (AIM) Asset information Model, Live BIM FM

What is BIM?  Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or a subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this emerging practice requires new mindsets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control. BIM is the gateway to completely modernising our industry with the seamless digital exchange of information that is secure and sensitive to the context of each stakeholder in the design, construction and operation of infrastructure and facilities. So what are we doing? We understand that owners require maintaining their buildings. This is why we created Live BIM FM. Live BIM FM is an online cloud based model and asset viewing platform. What does "Live BIM FM" do?  Live BIM FM closes the gap between design and construction BIM. Allow facility managers to access live data, about the Build

Developers, Contractors and Operators need to talk!

So working with Developers, contractors and operators on several projects. There always seems to be an issue somewhere down the line. How it usually goes down is a little bit like this; 1- The developer sets out requirements, whether that is O+M or design specification, at which point will usually be wrong. 2- The contractor usually will follow what is set out in their scope, do what is asked in contractual documents. 3- The operator often gets left over with missing/or irrelevant operations and maintenance information or simply put it can't find the information that is required at the time of operation and maintence. It is thought that Integrating the approach and getting all the parties involved in the process earlier, will give all parties what they want. Would BIM help them achieve this integrated apporach ? Leave your comments and ideas below!!

The 10 steps BIM implementation for construction and architectural practices

Hello, Hi, Anthony Kamil here.  As part of my education initiative to educating the industry. I want to create a series of videos that would help and educate companies and individuals to the key elements in BIM Implementation. Please enjoy these videos, and don't forget to share, like, comment and subscribe to my youtube channel.  Together we can digitise the construction industry. Please follow, on instagram, twitter and facebook. Thanks A.K AGK Creative BIM