This post was originally published on Acronym Online, a sister publication to Technically Speaking.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is fast changing how both the public and private sector design, build and manage both building and infrastructure projects such as roads and highways. But how can your agency benefit from BIM? What projects can BIM make a difference to? What’s involved in implementation and how can you ensure your agency’s adoption of BIM is a success?
Over the past few years, we’ve been excited to feature a variety of blogs on the topic of BIM from industry experts and those using BIM in current public sector projects. BIM projects have also led the charge in our 2011 and 2012 Acronym Public Sector CAD Awards. Both our winners and runners-up were recognized for their innovation in BIM, including:
- The conversion of six million square feet of AutoCAD to BIM at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center
- New York Department of Design and Construction’s management of a $6 billion portfolio using BIM
- Iowa Department of Correction’s cost-saving transformation of its facilities using BIM
- FAA / Lockheed Martin / NISC Program’s proof of concept project to demonstrate the lifecycle benefits of BIM at the agency’s facilities.
So what’s the secret to their successful BIM implementations? Well, our latest eBook, produced in partnership with DLT Solutions, draws on some of the lessons learned from these projects and offers tips, best practices and insights into real-world implementations to help your agency navigate its adoption and management of BIM projects and processes.
Download the free eBook and read on to:
- Understand the basics of BIM
- Witness real-life examples of how the public sector is using BIM for building and infrastructure projects
- Discover more about BIM technologies and standards
- Get tips for assembling the right BIM team
- Learn the do’s and don’ts for a realistic BIM implementation
Check out these chapter previews:
We’d also like to extend our thanks to our contributors and supporter:
- Joe Hedrick, Infrastructure Solutions Team Manager, IMAGINiT Technologies
- Joe Porostosky, Senior Manager of Facilities Information at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center
- Brian Skripac, Director of Digital Practice, Astorino
- Safiy Abdur-Rahman, BIM Manager, New York Department of Design and Construction
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