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BIM for Masonry
BIM-M Symposium - May 4-5, 2017
The 2017 BIM-M Symposium, held in Addison, Ill., is intended for architects, engineers, masonry suppliers, contractors, BIM users, owners. Presentations will include the use of digital tools for designing and detailing masonry projects in the BIM environment. Experts in BIM modeling will highlight several Autodesk Revit plug-ins, Sketch-up modeling and TEKLA modeling for design and construction, and case studies of masonry BIM.
BIM Deliverables Guide for Masonry Contractors
BIM-M announces the availability of a new report titled "BIM Deliverables Guide for Masonry Contractors, Volume II". Released at the 2017 World of Masonry in Las Vegas, this new guide was developed by the Contractor's Group of BIM-M under the direction of Fred Kinateder, it supplements the first edition released in 2016. Groups may contact Fred for a live presentation of the Guide or download the guide for free.
Masonry Content Pack for Autodesk Revit
BIM-M announces the release the its new "Masonry Content Pack for Autodesk Revit". Our experts have created such content as bond beams, vertical reinforcement in grouted cells, movement joints, arches, wall types of numerous conditions, various generic unit profiles, wall hatches for bonding patterns, flashing details, and more. The library can be accessed for free at https://ctcexpresstools.com/bim-masonry/. An instructional video accompanies the library to help you get started!
BIM-M announces the first is a series of instructional videos to accompany its guide "BIM for Masonry, Modeling Masonry Buildings in Autodesk Revit" for architects, engineers, contractors and other users of masonry. The seven minute video is a free download and addresses Hatch Patterns as described in the overall guide. One PDF file accompanies the video.
BIM for Masonry: Modeling Buildings in Autodesk Revit
BIM-M has released the its new guide "BIM for Masonry, Modeling Masonry Buildings in Autodesk Revit" for architects, engineers, contractors and other users of masonry. Developed in cooperation with the TMS BIM Committee, the guide is a free download. Three actual Revit models that accompany the guide are also available (Masonry Office Sample A15, Masonry Office Sample S15, and Harrison Prep Model).
BIM is an acronym that stands for an object, a "building information model" and also a process for creating and using that object, "building information modeling". The BIM model provides a digital representation of the building, so that the modeling and analysis tools used by architects, engineers, constructors, managers and owners can read from and write to the same information source.
BIM is expanding quickly within the construction industry worldwide. However, the masonry industry is not well represented. Therefore, there is a need to develop BIM tools for masonry to maintain market share. With that intent, an Initiative was formed in 2012 specifically to advance BIM for masonry.
The Building information Modeling for Masonry Initiative is an international effort between the masonry industries of the United States and Canada. It is identifying barriers to and strategies for the full implementation of masonry materials and systems into BIM software for the design and construction industries.
Our commitment to BIM-M is an indication of the professionalism and dedication of the masonry industry to the modernization of the construction industry.
The Executive Committee has set a target budget of $2.5 million for Phases II, III and IV of the BIM-M development through 2018. While this is based upon information derived from the concrete and structural steel industries, it is still an estimate.