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Discover "BIM Heroes," a groundbreaking podcast hosted by Cody Whitelock and Evercam Construction Cameras. Dive into the world of construction technology, exploring 3D modelling, augmented reality, construction cameras, and more. Gain invaluable insights from experts, real-world examples, and stay ahead in this evolving industry.

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Discover "BIM Heroes," a groundbreaking podcast hosted by Cody Whitelock and Evercam Construction Cameras. Dive into the world of construction technology, exploring 3D modelling, augmented reality, construction cameras, and more. Gain invaluable insights from experts, real-world examples, and stay ahead in this evolving industry.

Join the construction revolution, subscribe now!

    BIM Heroes Podcast: Episode 7: State of AEC Consulting & Risk Mitigation

    BIM Heroes Podcast: Episode 7: State of AEC Consulting & Risk Mitigation

    BIM Heroes Podcast Episode 7: State of AEC Consulting & Risk Mitigation

    In this episode of the BIM Heroes Podcast, Erin Khan, a construction technology expert and host Cody Whitelock talk about the integration of technology in construction management. They focus on how technology plays a crucial role in risk mitigation. They also discuss the impact of 360 reality capture and autonomous robotics and these technologies enhance efficiency and safety on construction sites. This is an episode about the importance of these advancements in the modern construction landscape.


    Show Highlights:



    Technology in AEC Consulting: An overview of how 360 reality capture and autonomous robotics are currently being deployed to streamline workflows, enhance precision in project planning, and ensure the safety of construction sites.


    Applications in Construction: How 360 reality capture allows for detailed planning and simulation before physical work begins. The use of autonomous robotics for tasks such as site surveying and material delivery is also discussed, and how these innovations lead to significant time savings and risk reduction.


    Erin shares firsthand experiences and insights on the process of adopting these new technologies within the AEC sector. She discusses the initial resistance, the learning curve, and eventually, the benefits realised, including examples from projects that have successfully integrated these tools for improved outcomes.


    Challenges in Technology Adoption: From overcoming scepticism to training staff and adjusting to new workflows, Erin and Cody discuss strategies that companies have employed to navigate these challenges, showcasing how adaptation leads to substantial rewards.


    Future Outlook: Thoughts on the future of technology in AEC consulting, especially the potential for AI and machine learning to further improve project management, risk assessment, and cost estimation, paving the way for even more integrated, efficient, and safe construction processes.



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    BIM Heroes Podcast: Episode 6: State of 4D BIM/Synchro

    BIM Heroes Podcast: Episode 6: State of 4D BIM/Synchro

    Show Highlights:


    In this episode of the BIM Heroes Podcast, Jacqueline Chen, Technical Product Manager, and Hunter Hayes, Product Sales Engineer at Bentley. Talk about Bentley Systems' innovative solutions for integrating changes back into source scheduling products, highlighting the relationship between various construction management tools. The conversation looks into how 4D BIM is changing project planning and execution, and  paving the way for a future where construction management is more integrated, efficient, and intelligent.




    4D BIM Scheduling Integration: integrating updates from 4D tools back into source scheduling products, highlighting the intertwined relationship between different BIM tools and scheduling products.


    Bentley's Role in 4D BIM: Bentley Systems' commitment to covering the lifecycle of a project from design to operation is emphasized, with a focus on providing tools for users to perform tasks in a connected environment.


    The Evolution of 4D BIM: how 4D BIM has evolved over the years, moving from a new concept to a leading position in the industry. Challenges such as data connection from different sources and the reluctance towards change.


    Benefits of 4D BIM: The benefits of 4D BIM, including enhanced transparency, improved communication, and better visualization for collaboration and decision-making, are explored.


    Geo-Location and Reality Capture: The importance of geo-location in 4D BIM and the integration of reality capture technologies, like construction cameras, to provide real-time updates and comparisons between planned progress and actual site conditions.


    5D BIM Aspirations: The discussion touches on the potential for 5D BIM to improve cost estimation and management by linking cost data directly to the BIM model and schedule.


    The Future of 4D BIM: The episode concludes with reflections on the future of 4D BIM, emphasizing the need for more integrated, efficient, and intelligent solutions. The role of technology in empowering project teams to make better decisions and work more efficiently is highlighted.



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    • 1 hr 27 min
    BIM Heroes Podcast: Episode 5 - State of BIM Coordination

    BIM Heroes Podcast: Episode 5 - State of BIM Coordination

    BIM Heroes Podcast Episode 5: State of BIM Coordination

    In this episode of the BIM Heroes Podcast, host Cody Whitelock, a VDC virtual construction manager at Barnhill Contracting, sits with David Gomez Senior VDC Expert and Coordinator at Revizto to discuss the changes sweeping through the construction industry, driven by the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other digital innovations. The conversation centres around the role BIM plays in facilitating collaboration, integration, and efficiency. They talk about how digital tools like Evercam and Revizto are not just enhancing the construction workflow but are also reshaping the way stakeholders interact and operate. 


    Show Highlights:




    BIM's Influence on Field and Operations Teams: BIM extends its influence beyond planning and design, significantly changing daily operations on construction sites. These changes include introducing more efficient, technology-enhanced methods that replace traditional, manual practices.


    Evolution of BIM Coordination: The coordination process in BIM has shifted from a one-size-fits-all approach to more specialized, targeted strategies. This evolution is driven by advancements in software, allowing for more nuanced and efficient project coordination.


    Integrating Design and Construction Teams: Integrating design teams with contractors and subcontractors poses unique challenges, particularly with differing coordination practices across regions. The key to successful integration lies in fostering strong, collaborative relationships among all stakeholders involved.


    Design Models as Contract Documents: The trend of using design models as contract documents is gaining traction, reflecting a significant shift in how contractual obligations are viewed and managed in the construction industry. This approach necessitates a balance between model accuracy and the traditional nature of project documentation.


    Revizto's Role in Construction Management: Revizto is a tool in modern construction management, that facilitates improved communication and efficient problem-solving. Its application across various projects demonstrates its ability to streamline processes, enhance stakeholder collaboration, and drive project efficiency.



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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Ep#9 - Data Governance/Planning | BIM Summit Podcast Live | Evercam Construction Visibility

    Ep#9 - Data Governance/Planning | BIM Summit Podcast Live | Evercam Construction Visibility

    In this episode, Brian Skripac and Clive Jordan discuss BIM execution plans in construction. They highlight the challenges and advancements in integrating digital tools and collaboration in project planning. Focusing on the U.S. construction industry, they address the unique issues related to contractual language and documentation, contrasting with practices in other countries. The conversation covers the complexities of simplifying BIM execution, the diverse roles in project delivery, and the importance of evolving documentation for efficiency. They also examine the impact of technology on project delivery, the difficulties in defining detailed requirements, and the significance of tracking performance in construction projects, providing insights into the current and future state of data governance and digital planning in the industry.




    Guest:

    Brian Skripac

    Director, Virtual Design & Construction

    Design-Build Institute of America

    Clive Jordan

    Co-founder and CEO

    Plannerly


    Episode Highlights:




    BIM Execution Planning:



    Clive Jordan's approach to simplifying BIM execution planning through automation and smart fields.


    Brian Skripac’s insights on the role of the Design-Build Institute of America in developing best practices for project delivery.



    Challenges in Contractual Language:



    Debating the issue of models not being part of contract documents in the U.S., unlike other countries.


    Importance of evolving documentation in construction projects.



    Design and Construction Collaboration:



    The necessity for improved communication to avoid effort duplication in areas like lighting.


    Early stakeholder involvement for better project efficiency.



    Project Delivery Models:



    Shift from traditional models to collaborative approaches like design-build.


    Focus on optimizing project outcomes rather than individual components.



    Role of Technology in Construction:



    Challenges in defining and tracking detailed task requirements.


    The potential of technology to enhance project delivery and collaboration.



    Workforce Dynamics:



    Bridging the gap between experienced professionals and the tech-savvy younger generation.


    Emphasizing the importance of knowledge retention within project teams.



    Lean Construction Principles:



    The importance of embracing lean concepts for reducing waste and improving efficiency.


    Real-world examples demonstrating the benefits of collaboration and planning.




    The integration of digital tools and collaborative approaches in the construction industry is significantly evolving, including in BIM execution planning. Challenges in the U.S. construction industry, especially regarding contractual language and model documentation, contrast sharply with global practices. Key factors such as evolving documentation, the transformative impact of technology on project delivery, and the importance of meticulous planning and performance tracking are highlighted. These developments underscore a comprehensive perspective on current trends and future directions in data governance and digital planning within the construction sector.

    • 44 min
    Ep#8 - Clients | BIM Summit Podcast Live | Evercam Construction Visibility

    Ep#8 - Clients | BIM Summit Podcast Live | Evercam Construction Visibility

    In this episode, Andrew Victory and Dara Khera discuss the complexities clients face in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and construction. They explore how BIM impacts client expectations and project outcomes, the evolving role of technology, the importance of a Common Data Environment (CDE), and the necessity of early client involvement. The conversation also covers the limitations of current construction software and industry practices, and potential future advancements like generative design and blockchain, underscoring the need for a more collaborative and technologically advanced construction industry.




    Guest:

    Andrew Victory

    Global Digital Transformation Leader - D&E

    Arcadis 

    Dara Khera

    Managing Director, WORK ltd


    Episode Highlights:




    Client Awareness and Misconceptions about BIM:



    Discussing the lack of client awareness and understanding of BIM's capabilities and limitations.


    The broad and often ambiguous definition of BIM leading to misconceptions.



    Collaboration and Contractual Challenges:



    The adversarial nature of contracts in the Western construction industry and its impact on collaboration.


    Cultural differences in construction practices, particularly contrasting Western and Japanese approaches.



    Software and Industry Inefficiency:



    Critical evaluation of the effectiveness of BIM software in improving industry productivity.


    Historical overview of CAD and Revit development and their limitations.



    Importance of Common Data Environment (CDE):



    The necessity for a unified platform for information sharing among all project stakeholders.


    Challenges in establishing and maintaining a common data environment.



    Client Engagement and Specifications:



    The crucial role of client involvement from the project's inception.


    Importance of clients specifying their needs and setting project standards.



    Modeling, Data Management, and Future Directions:



    Discussion on the significance of both graphical and non-graphical data in BIM.


    Anticipating future advancements in construction technology, including generative design and blockchain.



    Industry Resistance to Change and Potential for Improvement:



    Addressing the construction industry’s slow pace of change and systemic issues.


    The potential for technology to revolutionize construction practices, yet hindered by current industry norms.




    The role clients play in shaping the construction industry's future is crucial. Their involvement and understanding significantly influence project outcomes, highlighting the need for enhanced education, improved software solutions, and greater collaboration across project phases. This underscores the importance of clear communication and a proactive approach from clients to successfully adopt and implement advanced construction methodologies, leading to a more integrated and technologically progressive construction sector.

    • 38 min
    Ep#7 - Planning | BIM Summit Podcast Live | Evercam Construction Visibility

    Ep#7 - Planning | BIM Summit Podcast Live | Evercam Construction Visibility

    In this episode, Chris Jackson from Esri and Jonathan Ng from Hexagon Geosystems discuss the integration of geospatial technologies in construction. They talk about the shift from traditional coordination methods to advanced GIS and BIM integration, with a focus on the environmental aspects of building and infrastructure. Chris shares insights on Esri's journey from mapping natural environments to its current convergence with technology, emphasizing sustainable design and stakeholder collaboration. Jonathan on the other hand, discusses Hexagon's evolution from mapping to a data-centric approach, stressing the need for enhanced data collection methods, including sophisticated scanning and mapping technologies for underground and underwater areas. The conversation also covers the broader implications of these technologies in urban planning, sustainability, and the future of construction, highlighting the importance of collaboration and data sharing in the industry.



    Guest:

    Chris Jackson

    Global Business Development - AEC, Esri

    Jonathan Ng

    Global Sales Director, Hexagon Geosystems, UK


    Episode Highlights:




    Integrating Geospatial Context in Construction:



    Examining the shift from traditional building coordination to incorporating the environmental context.


    Chris Jackson’s insights into the use of GIS technology in landscape and urban design.



    Esri's Evolution and Focus:



    Chris Jackson discusses Esri’s journey from mapping natural environments to integrating GIS with BIM.


    Emphasis on sustainable design and collaboration among stakeholders.



    Hexagon's Data-Centric Approach:



    Jonathan Ng highlights Hexagon’s transition from traditional mapping to a focus on geospatial data.


    Discussion on the importance of environmental context in construction planning.



    Challenges in Data Collection and Mapping:



    Addressing the need for improved data collection technologies for above and below ground.


    Exploration of drone and satellite technologies in mapping difficult terrains.



    Sustainability and Safety in Modern Construction:



    How new technologies are being used to reduce costs, enhance safety, and lower carbon footprints.


    Real-world examples of technology applications in construction projects.



    Future of Geospatial Technology in Urban Planning:



    The vision of interconnected geospatial data aiding informed urban development decisions.


    The concept of digital twins and their role in understanding the built environment.



    Collaboration and Data Sharing Challenges:



    The necessity for greater collaboration and open data sharing among architects, engineers, and planners.


    Discussion on mindset shifts essential for sustainable urban development.




    The role of geospatial technologies in construction and urban planning is increasingly central, marking a significant shift towards integrating environmental considerations into building and infrastructure projects. Advanced GIS and BIM technologies are transforming these fields, emphasizing the importance of accurate and comprehensive data collection, particularly in complex environments. This evolution enhances project efficiency, safety, and sustainability. Collaborative efforts and open data sharing are becoming vital for innovation and responsible development in the industry, paving the way for a more interconnected and sustainable approach to urban infrastructure and design.

    • 36 min

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