Tag: BIM

BIM Delivers Dividends on Unusual Structure Upgrades

By Pete Haug, PE Building information modeling (BIM) can play a big role in keeping the wheels from coming off an intricate project. We’ll look at a case study of a turbine and powerhouse upgrade project where the goal was to minimize changes to the exterior of a historic 1910 dam. But first, here are… Read More »

3D Graphics and 3D Printing Effectively Communicate Project Alternatives

By Chris Silewski, PLA, and Steve Johnson Bringing a client’s vision to life is part of an engineer or architect’s job, but until construction begins, a 2D set of plan sheets may not be enough to help the owner visualize what the completed project could look like. How do consultants bridge this gap? Depending on… Read More »