Tag: Building Information Modeling

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 »

Revit Gives Inside Look at Building Plans

So you’ve decided you need a new facility. You can look at other buildings that you like, and you have an idea in mind of what yours will look like – but until it’s actually built, you may expect to see only line drawings and elevations to help with the planning. It’s how architects have done… Read More »