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The BIM hero's journey

"Far far away i saw something shimmering". I want to tell you a story. A story of a hero. Our hero is a built asset owner and he is about to embark upon a BIM journey. The story is about the trials and tribulations our BIM hero have to go… Read more

BIM Classification - Giving your models some Class

What role will classification play in lifecycle BIM? Is it important for AEC project collaboration? Is it important for Asset Information Management? Will it help bridge the gap between the two? Opinions around classification varies a lot. Having models with classification can have high value or can seem totally useless.… Read more

BIM and CAFM - best friends forever?

Operational efficiencies is supposed to be the holy grail of BIM. It is still early days however. In the recent NBS BIM survey only 16% of the respondents said that models in their project were handed over. In this article we will look at how CAFM can play a part… Read more

openBIM

Bright future or dark clouds ahead? For the market to embrace BIM there needs to be standards. Either open standards that the community embraces or de-facto standards that the market accepts. In this article we will cover the term openBIM and see how it is used in an AEC interoperability… Read more

Welcome Paulina

A big welcome to Paulina Zientarska, our newest member of the engineering team. Paulina will help us build out the Areo platform to become the building data repository of the future. Paulina has a Master in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. Before Areo… Read more

Asset Information Model, PAS 1192-3 and the ISO road ahead

ready, fire AIM *) More and more projects are using BIM to support design and construction. More and more processes are going digital in the AEC industry. New tools and open standards are key enablers. Governments and businesses alike are touting the benefits of BIM across the board. It is assumed… Read more

BIM Levels and Asset Information Management

BIM (modelling) is the process of generating and managing virtual intelligent representations of buildings-to-be or buildings-as-operated. The BIMs (models) needs to be exchanged, networked or otherwise integrated to support decision making in the AECO processes. For BIM to realize its full potential both the processes and the tools of the… Read more

BIM objects - in the asset lifecycle

“Product quality matters - also in the digital world” If BIM is virtual construction then BIM objects are virtual products and virtual building materials you bring to the construction site. You cannot build anything without materials and products. In this article we will describe what BIM objects are and why… Read more

BIM requirements

Several building owners now require BIM to be used in their construction projects. More and more owners also require the models to be handed over at the end of the project. But what do “requiring BIM” really mean? How and when do you require it from whom? How do you… Read more

Model checking for BIM FM - How we check your models

"Our model checking wizard take you through the items to inspect..." In this article we will share how we check BIM models pre-handover to evaluate their suitability for operations use. We will try to answer the question “are these project information models on their way to becoming a good “Asset… Read more