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BIM 360 Field – The Estate Manager’s Friend

BIM 360 Field – The Estate Manager’s Friend
We think of BIM 360 as mainly a construction management tool. Perhaps a design tool and in some instances an Facilities Management (FM) tool. Let’s consider the FM side for a minute. If you are a manager of a large estate of buildings and facilities, you want to have as much visibility to the data behind each building as you can. Lease’s, dates, renewals, maintenance schedules, tenant agreements a...
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BIM 360 Field Issues From The Beyond! Huh?

BIM 360 Field Issues From The Beyond! Huh?
A couple of blogs ago, I discussed several ways in which Issues, in BIM 360 Field, could be created. There is however a way of creating an Issue by simply sending an email to the B3F project. Here’s how it works: Each B3F project has an email address that can be found by selecting the inbox (that’s the one with the bell) from the upper right of the GUI. Appearing underneath you will see the proje...
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BIM 360: When Does The Construction Site Resemble More Of An Assembly Plant

BIM 360: When Does The Construction Site Resemble More Of An Assembly Plant
Since Autodesk introduced us the concept of the Future of Making Things (FOMT) which is now the Current of Making Things (COMT), the typical construction site is adapting to a new way of life. Let me explain. I discuss BIM 360 products, workflows and integrations with many different types of companies. In the early days of BIM 360 you were predominantly either a General Contractor managing the pro...
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The many ways to create BIM 360 Field Issues

The many ways to create BIM 360 Field Issues
When you are on the road and living out of hotels, you begin to wonder about the most fascinating things. After a busy day in meetings, which has left the brain a bit frazzled, I am back in a hotel room watching TV when a political debate comes on, and the discussion is about clarifying the issues around something or other - blah, blah, blah. Haha, I could tell them something about issues. And the...
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Use the Right Glue for Better Quality.

Use the Right Glue for Better Quality.
I have discussed in past blogs about Quality and construction and the importance of reducing risk during the build process. I used BIM 360 Field to demonstrate this. This time I would like to discuss the use of BIM 360 Glue as part of the Quality process. When we look at BIM 360 Glue we tend to place its functionality in the pre-construction phase. We think about clash avoidance and model coordina...
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BIM 360 Docs and BIM 360 Field are closer than you think!

BIM 360 Docs and BIM 360 Field are closer than you think!
It’s one of the most frequently asked questions after discussing BIM 360 with customers: ‘When will BIM 360 Docs link to BIM 360 Field’? There is no real answer to that. It may be on the Autodesk roadmap for the future, but pinpointing a date isn’t on the cards. However, there is a workflow that allows us to use both simultaneously on an iPad. By having both Autodesk BIM 360 apps (BIM 360 Docs an...
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BIM 360 Equipment linking and better commissioning

BIM 360 Equipment linking and better commissioning
The BIM Integration or Equipment Tracking functionality in BIM 360 Field has come a long way since the days when you had to link it with Navisworks and go back and forth a couple of times. When Equipment Sets were introduced in BIM 360 Glue, we finally had a bit of control over which equipment we wanted linked in the field. Now, we can go another step further with ‘Equipment Linking’ inside BIM 36...
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How BIM 360 Field Delivers for the Customer

How BIM 360 Field Delivers for the Customer
Customers, building owners or even management firms look for a couple of things when they have a building project on the table; budget and schedule. This building could cost a serious amount of dough and it has to start earning that money back as an asset to the owner. The Ring of Risk The ‘Ring of Risk’ is all about identifying where potential concerns could happen. So how do we reduce the risks...
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Get to the Front of the ‘Q’ With BIM 360 Field

Get to the Front of the ‘Q’ With BIM 360 Field
Every building or facility is about the Quality of how we build it and the Quality of how we deliver it. If we monitor and identify where risks to Quality may occur before they become a road block and resolve them quickly, we stand a much better chance of meeting our Quality objectives. As in past posts, we are taking a look at ‘Reducing Risk’ using Autodesk BIM 360 Field (B3F). The topic for this...
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BIM 360 Field - The Construction Site is all about Safety?

BIM 360 Field - The Construction Site is all about Safety?
And the sign said, ‘Please make sure my Mom or Dad gets home tonight’. I remember seeing that sign at a construction site during a BIM 360 implementation. It, the sign, says everything about the importance of reducing risk when it comes to safety. As in other posts, we are discussing ‘Reducing Risk’ on construction sites by implementing BIM 360 Field. Let’s have a look at the Safety module in BIM...
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