Ten reasons why it is time to move to BIM

You’ve heard the rumble in the industry surrounding BIM…but is it a reality or just a passing fad?  Is it really worth the changes you’ll have to make to your software, hardware and process?  Does the thought send shivers up…

How Wexner Medical Center moved from AutoCAD to 6 million square feet of BIM

Converting six million square feet of space from 2D drawings to intelligent 3D building information models at one of the nation’s largest medical centers is no small undertaking. But that’s exactly what Joe Porostosky, Director of Facilities Information and Technology…

Mobile mapping technology revolutionizes how intel is derived from LiDAR point clouds

As the demand for geospatial data grows, mobile mapping technology has advanced significantly in recent years, allowing AEC professionals to collect extremely accurate, precise data from LiDAR sensors mounted on the back of a vehicle while driving at speeds up…

Making natural disaster damage preventable through digital design

Last year, there were more than 318 natural disasters worldwide. These natural disasters affected 122 different countries and negatively impacted more than 96 million people. According to The International Disaster Database, more than 9,500 lives were lost and $314 billion…

Moving beyond “good enough” – rethinking how we deliver public sector construction and infrastructure projects

What’s shaping the future of work in the AEC industry? Building information modeling (BIM), of course. In the public sector, pioneers such as the City of New York, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New Mexico DoT, and others are…

What’s the Difference Between 3D Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry?

It’s hard to imagine a world without digital. But as you look around you, much of the physical world was designed and constructed using traditional 2D blueprints and is yet to be captured in a digital format. This creates a…

BIM solutions spark infrastructure improvements in underserved communities

BIM solutions are being utilized in underserved comminutes throughout the world for infrastructure and historical preservation. KnowledgeWell, comprised of professionals who volunteer to share their capabilities with the emerging world, has had a hand in multiple BIM projects that aim…

Shared Views in AutoCAD 2019

Though touted as a new feature in AutoCAD 2019 – Shared Views have actually been in AutoCAD for a couple of releases now.  Previously known as Design Views, they are a great way to share your drawings with others without…

Road Rehabilitation is a Top Priority for DoTs: How to Do It Right

Overlays and road rehabilitation projects represent the majority of spend in most U.S. states today. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, one out of every five miles of highway pavement is in poor…

Three questions for post occupancy BIM implementations

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is quickly becoming the industry standard tool for designing and architecting new buildings, public works projects and other structures – and for very good reason. BIM relies on intelligent models to create and manage building and…