17 April 2014

Defining a Smart Building: Part One

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Building owners, designers, contractors and facility managers are all trying to build or renovate buildings identified as “smart” buildings. In general we think of smart buildings as being innovative, using advanced technology and materials,...


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Building Information Modeling Maturity in North America

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Since its inception in 1970s, the industry-wide adoption of BIM has dramatically expanded from 28% in 2007, 49% in 2009, to 71% in 2012 in the North America, as reported by McGraw-Hill. Among those projects branded as BIM-capable, some just employ a...


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BIM for Facility Management

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A “Building Information Model” (BIM) is a parametric, computable representation of the project design developed by the Architect (and consultants), the Contractor (and subcontractors), including construction details developed by the Contractor...


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Midfield Terminal Building – Abu Dhabi International Airport (MTB-ADIA) : Part Two of Two

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BIM for Construction: Tender and Mobilisation  The Joint Venture (JV) of CCC, Arabtec and TAV was awarded the $3billion construction contract for Abu Dhabi Airport’s 700,000-sqm Midfield Terminal Building in April 2012. The pre-award preparations...


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