Saturday, 10 August 2013

Inaugural Post

For my first blog post, I wanted to give you a deeper sense of why I have jumped into this space. First and foremost, my name is Babatunde Okanlawon, currently studying MSc. Building Information Modelling (BIM) & Integrated Design at the University of Salford Manchester, UK. If you want to know more about me, click on the link to the right and read more.

This space will serve as a community dedicated to facilitating original, open discussions about Building Imformation Modelling (BIM). This includes conversations about the current challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. More importantly focusing on the most commonly used BIM authoring software; ArchiCAD and Revit.

As shifting from using traditional 2D and 3D CAD to using BIM software for project development provides more flexibility, speed and efficiency, however, selecting the right tool by companies can sometimes be a daunting experience especially for small and medium size companies. Therefore, the primary aim is to assist the architects and the engineers make a better choice in selecting the software that can properly fit to their workflow processes.
The intention of this blog is not to criticise or appraise any BIM authoring softaware, but create a platform where we can compare these tools by discussing and sharing their limitations and opportunities when they are used to solve similar construction problems.

I will be posting discussion and tutorials that compare (ArchiCAD and Revit) and show how to solve general and specific problems  related to Schedulling, Modelling Process, Rendering, Parametric Design, Documentation, File Sharing, Setting Up template, Collaboration etc. 

If you have used ArchiCAD and Revit before, obviously you would have experienced some potentials and limitations of these software; share your experience by giving practical examples on how easy or difficult is it to solve a specific problem comparing the two software
As I have mention earlier, this platform is not meant to condemn software but the intent is to serve as check and balance tool for individuals and companies to make the right decision when investing on BIM authoring software.

I will appreciate comments, critics and feedback on all discussions and tutorials posted on this blog. Welcome and feel free to share your idea.

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