I had the opportunity to review a recent book from Sybex/Wiley.  This book is part of their Autodesk Official Press.  the authors are Ryan Duell, Tobias Hathorn and Tessa Reist Hathorn. Summary: The book is a very good introduction to the essential areas and uses of Revit Arch as a BIM tool.  It explains concepts [...]

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CADDManager on December 9th, 2008

I started another blog for BIM Managers.  www.bimmanager.com Take a look… It is focused on BIM issues Click Here or on the image above

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CADDManager on November 20th, 2008

Journal of Building Information Modeling The Fall 2008 issue is out.  You can view a PDF here. The National BIM Standard of The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is pleased to announce the Fall 2008 issue of the Journal of Building Information Modeling, an essential information source on business, standards and technical issues related [...]

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CADDManager on September 2nd, 2008

I have long wanted Autodesk to suggest best practices… Kyle Bernhardt of Autodesk wrote on his blog… under the heading of Required reading Revit Platform 2009 Technical Notes – Direct from Autodesk “it is a comprehensive paper that discusses best practices for optimal performance and productivity within the Revit 2009 family of products.  It is [...]

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CADDManager on July 28th, 2008

“The Whole Building Design Guide (www.wbdg.org) in cooperation with the buidingSMART Alliance and the National BIM Standard Project Committee is pleased to introduce a new section on Building Information Modeling. These pages will explore BIM concepts and link to BIM-associated initiatives, publications and events.” One of the interesting pages on the WBDG site is the [...]

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CADDManager on June 2nd, 2008

With the completion of the National BIM Conference on May 20-22, 2008 in Anaheim, California, they have posted some of the presentations that were given. They are still posting some of them, so you may want to check back every so often. http://www.buildingsmartalliance.org/news/presentations.php The size of the download is displayed next to the presentation title. [...]

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CADDManager on March 28th, 2008

The latest release of JBIM is out… The National BIM Standard of The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is pleased to announce the second issue of the Journal of Building Information Modeling, an essential information source on business, standards and technical issues related to BIM. This publication is part of our continued effort with [...]

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CADDManager on October 31st, 2007

Finally – someone is publishing information about how much BIM is being used. This is from the Interoperability in the Construction Industry SmartMarket Report – a 36-page printed report (available as hard copy or FREE PDF) that reviews the results of research conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction Analytics during late-Spring 2007. This is from a very [...]

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CADDManager on October 12th, 2007

Bentley BIM Approach/Features Preferred Over Revit 58 to 38 Percent in BIM Survey Click here to read I was part of the press conference where they annonced some of the results. “A quantitative analysis of the recent BIM survey showed that 58 percent of building professionals preferred the approach and features of Bentley BIM solutions [...]

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