What is the subject-matter of the profession of economist in the field of construction? Are there any particularities in BIM implementation in France? These and other issues we explored with President the National Union of Economists in the field of Construction (UNTEC), a leading adviser to the French government on BIM - Pierre Mit.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a relatively new approach in the field of architectural design. Its emergence became possible only at a certain stage of development of IT-technologies. Perhaps, the full potential of BIM not yet disclosed to the end, but it is already clear that the body of works that are carried out today with the help of PC, has a fundamentally different character than ever before. Wide range of Information Modelling options allows solving the problems that have quite recently would have seemed overwhelming. Futher on, Tomohiko Yamanashi, Senior Executive Officer and Deputy Head of Architectural Design Department explains about the architectural design practice utilizing Building Information Model (BIM) at Nikken Sekkei.
Since Autodesk first entered the market of computer-aided design it has passed more than thirty years. Over the years the industry has changed a lot, but today Autodesk remains the world leader in 2D- and 3D-design. Autodesk Vice President of Global Services Callan Carpenter answered the questions of Tall Buildings magazine.
By historical standards, a little time has passed since the first computer was created – only several decades. Today we can hardly name any field free from the influence of information technology, which opens up incredible opportunities for people. This general rule makes no exception for architecture and construction. The turn of the century became the time when a revolutionary approach to the architectural and civil engineering is born. It is called BIM, Building Information Modeling.
In the first days of October in Moscow took place a standout event in the field of engineering, design and visualization – International Conference of Autodesk University Russia – 2014. The organizer of this already traditional event is the company Autodesk – the world leader in the development of solutions and services for 3D-modeling, design, graphics and animation. There were about two thousand professionals at the show-floor of the Exhibition Center “Sokolniki”.
An impulse to the rapid construction of new hotels in Russia was given by several factors – amonst these were the Olympic Games in Sochi and the football World Cup. But still the main factor is a real shortage of middle level hotels across the country, beginning from the capital, where this problem is most acute. In Russia these hotels are built by private developers and state corporations for their needs, there are also multiplied famous international hotels such as Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hyatt, Park Inn, Mercure, Ibis, Radisson, and so on.
BIM technologies (building information modeling) has an enormous potential to improve the profitability of investment and construction projects. It is due to this that today in Russia BIM implementation into industrial and civil engineering is the goal of the government. Various line ministries, councils and offices participate in its realization.
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In the beginning of June in Berlin took place the final round of IX International competition Saint-Gobain Gypsum Trophy for the best projects with the usage of plaster building materials, known in Russia under the brand of GYPROC. Participants of the competition were leading building and contractor entities. This year two Russian projects, which won at the national stage of the competition, took part in Saint-Gobain Gypsum Trophy for the first time.