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February 15, 2018
About Good Design but bad decision making

Today I read two interesting articles. They're by no means representative of the whole industry but help in comparing two trends and asking some questions to meditate upon. The first article is about a concrete depot for agricultural machinery in Italy. I find the design superb and how it was integrated with the environment is awesome. […]

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February 12, 2018
Ideas for Sustainable Cities

The post "3 Big Ideas to Achieve Sustainable Cities and Communities" nails the political factors and Guidelines needed to achieve sustainable cities and communities. Nevertheless sometimes it falls short on exemplifying how to achieve it and sounds more like advertisement for the world bank real proposals, despite the cited facts. Anyway is an article worth […]

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February 11, 2018
Main Stakeholders in a Project

There are mainly 4 stakeholders categories in a construction process: owner, designer, constructor and user (a.k.a. operator). That doesn't mean that a single company or person must fulfill only one of these roles, quite the opposite, many times a company or person finds itself immersed in more than one of the roles, and very often […]

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January 10, 2018
Long live the Modular Building!!

If you've been following us for a while now, you may have realized that we hope for changes in the way buildings are designed and built. We want more efficiency, precission, sustainability, adaptability all packed with price and schedule accuracy. Standarizing Buildings and Infrastructure is not an easy task and I'm always pleased to get […]

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January 7, 2018
San Diego Seaport

This will really be a micro-post. Check the ENR article about the San Diego Seaport Project. I post about the article because, eventhough we at BIMlosophy are all about standirizing, reusing and boosting the efficiency of the construction industry, we also back-up and encourage projects where new technology (from all sectors) will be tested.  

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January 5, 2018
Biomimicry, Intelligent design and possible Pitfalls

There are two main trends when talking about designing with sustainability in mind: biomimicry and intelligent design. They're complimentary to each other and not opposite. Biomimicry seeks to imitate nature's designs to fulfill a purpose. Intelligent design looks to make designs that serve more than a single purpose and can intereact with other elements in […]

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January 1, 2018
3D Printing in Emerging Markets

3D-Printing is an old Topic, but it still generates a lot of hype.  In an article about 3D Printing by entrepeneur.com you can find several of the reasons why 3D printing as a commercial product has not gone mainstream and discusses some of the reasons for it and how 3D printing may still be a […]

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December 29, 2017
Dismantle not demolish

Reusing or upcycling is key to achieve sustainability. In the AEC industry it's quite difficult to attain but not impossible. The main hurdle is finding people and projects who are willing to use "used" steel (it's been scientifically proved that almost all steel sections can be reused with no loss of load bearing capacity). The […]

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December 27, 2017
Interesting courses from the DELFT University

DELFT is one of the most prestigious Universities in Holland, especially when talking about engineering. They have an amazing online learning portal with a  wide variety of courses. Everyone can sign in to the courses of TUDelft. The platform is an EdX instance, from which we at BIMlosophy are huge fans (we plan to implement […]

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December 22, 2017
Become a BIM manager.

Before anything here come the warnings: I'm not associated with Zigurat I find the Programm expensive (there are grants though) I didn't take the course or know any of the instructors personally, but the syllabus is interesting. Now, the link: become a global BIM manager. Zigurat is an on-line education provider for the AEC industry with […]

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