Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Revit 2013

I am always very excited when a new official release of Revit become available on the market even if I have a beta testing membership. This year I was ready to spread the new features among the community but I am a little upset because there are always some one faster & better then me ... this have been said here is the link to see a wrap up of the core new features posted by David Light :


Monday, March 26, 2012

Autodesk Education Community

Do you know tht you can get a free license of your software if you are a student, teacher, mentor/coach or unemployed.

Here is the link :
You have to register first (free membership)

Monday, March 19, 2012

BIM chapter 1 (Part 2) - Origins of BIM

The architect Phil Bernstein, a consultant with Autodesk, was the first to use the term BIM"building information modeling." Jerry Laiserin would have helped to popularize andstandardize the term, as the common name for the digital representation of the construction process, previously proposed by the companies Graphisoft, Bentley Systems and Autodesk to facilitate information exchange and to interoperabilities digital format. In agreement with this and other, the first implementation was done in BIMsoftware ArchiCAD 1987 by the Hungarian company Graphisoft, with its advanced concept of the virtual building.

Jerry Laiserin on the left and Phil Bernstein on the right

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The future of Leed implementation

As software as a service (SAAS) and cloud compluting are becoming popular in the industry, Leed is aslo the actual AEC green trend. See the future of Leed powered by technology :


Friday, March 9, 2012

Revit Apps store ?

Here is an interesting concept of application store :

4D construction simulation

Examples of InteliBuild (Canam group) Virtual Construction 4D Animations showing excavation, temporary works, construction sequences. These videos are created using Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks and Maya animation software for presentation.

InteliBuild use these processes to check planned construction sequences, identify build ability problems and assist contractors with planning of projects

Thursday, March 8, 2012

BIM chapter 1 Introduction

There are several definitions of BIM. As the boundaries are often changing they become unclear or poorly defined. Because the concept itself is not adopted by the majority of the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), its rapid expansion is puzzling on several points bringing confusion and misunderstanding. This result therefore precludes its role to bring together the joint efforts of the team towards the ultimate goal being to save time and minimize fragmentation in the industry.

The perception of BIM in the industry have 2 side. On one side BIM is perceived by the community people, as the emergence and maturity of research that have revolved around the construction industry during the last years, while academic research define it as a purely theoretical concept that have not reach is apogee. We can therefore expect to see it growing with new concepts in the next few years but we must concede that we have still reach an important step.

The next comming posts will be another attempt to explain facets of the term BIM. Engineers, architects and contactors can now handle a volume of information but they must learn to share a data volume which they are not packaged. Logistics and infrastructure around the BIM is now becoming a major issue in decision making. My goal in the topics I will try to explain thoses concept, methods and technologies revolving around the BIM.

Carl Veillette