At Voyansi we conduct several processes that involve the knowledge and skills of engineers, architects, industrial designers, and other professionals of the AEC industry. But despite the wide range of services we offer, there’s one that’s often in the spotlight: Laser Scanning. And it’s impossible to avoid asking ourselves why does that happen.
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Picture this scenario: You are one of the largest companies in the wood and engineering industry and you want to become more efficient by speeding up your processes. This means redefining practically all of your workflows to fit new demands. They know it's one of those jobs where there's much to be gained if done right, yet much to lose if the results do not meet expectation.
This was the scenario facing RedBuilt and they turned to Voyansi to ensure the project was a success.
We are technology enthusiasts, and we state that software is at the core of how we make BIM accessible for all. But beyond our phrases, there’s a lot of information waiting to be interpreted and told.
It’s like a watch. What we see on our wrists is the result of a series of smaller processes that make the handles move and let us know what time it is. Are you going to tell me that what lies behind the numbers and handles isn’t interesting to you?
What’s behind many of the things we do is Dynamo. But before getting specific about it, we should see the bigger picture.
When you think of cutting-edge technology, there’s little to no competitor to laser scanners. Slowly but steadily, they paved their way into the construction industry even when other technologies didn’t find their place within it.
Science fiction author Jeff Duntemann once said: “A good tool improves the way you work. A great tool improves the way you think”. There’s no doubt that the AEC industry has been revolutionized at every step of the technological revolution. New tools have been developed by great minds and changed completely the way professionals deliver projects, design, and even had a huge impact on the industry’s workflows.
Do you want to know what is the most popular BIM software? Revit is the correct answer. Its impact in the BIM ecosystems mirrors the one caused by the passage from black and white to color on tv. Sketching and 2D work were replaced by Revit’s 3D components, which are stored in Revit families. This led to a change in the mindset of AEC professionals all over the world.
The digital transformation rests in the implementation of cutting-edge technology. In the architecture, building, and engineering industries, digital twins are the representation of innovation and will to make the most out of the technology available.
We live in the information age. More than ever, the amount of data we handle in our daily operations is immense and only continues to grow. Think about it, while working “analogically” there’s so much information scattered all over different platforms that often lead to confusion and, consequently, to rescheduling and reworking.
So, what if all the information needed for the construction process could be stored in a single place? That’s what digital twins are all about, and they have a positive impact on the optimization of productivity and quality.
I believe that humans, like plants and other animals, need time to get used to new environments. Understanding them, familiarizing themselves with their characteristics and peculiarities, is the first step. Of course, this applies to any change you face in your life: From moving to another city, to becoming a new Revit user.
Our visit to Tulum during the BIM World Tour gave us the chance to talk to two of the brains behind a company that's growing tremendously not only within its city but also in the industry and Mexico as a whole. We are talking about Zepto, a construction and design company with headquarters in Tulum.
After a quick tour through what will be Zepto's facilities in the close future, characterized for their open concept, nature presence, and minimalism, Ramsés and Julio guided us to a bar nearby. There, we could have a long chat about many topics: From the company's characteristics to their thoughts on the future.
Think back to your college days. Remember that time you left an assignment or paper until the last minute? You “had enough time” but then something happened. For me, it was a laptop upgrade at the last minute when I had a quiz due that required MatLab. Long story short, the professor was not terribly happy but gave me an extension. If you read our post last week, you are thinking about implementing BIM, and are creating your roadmap for rollout to the entire company. My biggest piece of advice: pilot before your global rollout.
So, where do you start with planning your pilot? Our recommendation: start by keeping the end in mind and setting goals. What are your aims in implementing BIM? You should have clearly defined goals in terms of productivity, quality, and delivery improvements. Goals can be translated into your plan and will help you pick a project to pilot your new tools on. The project you choose for a pilot must include all key project stages so that you can get a clear snapshot of what areas BIM has helped, and to allow you to measure against your goals.
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We’ve arrived at Tulum and the landscape couldn’t be any different from NYC. Streets drastically shift from narrow to wide, and there are few tall buildings around them. Therefore, the sky occupies most part of our field of view.
Looking around you begin to appreciate the city’s palette. Brown colors mix with strident reds, yellows, and oranges. Of course, murals give life to almost every wall. They vary in size and are located almost in every corner.
You probably saw the news a year or so ago. Notre Dame going up in flames. When I got the notification on my phone, I felt it couldn’t be that bad: fires happen all the time, and in a large city with plenty of infrastructures, it would be easy for the fire department to put the blaze out. I guess there is a reason that I don’t play the lottery, I’m not very good at predicting the future. If you want to skip the wordplay of our blog today, feel free to check out our services page for our latest offering: HBIM Solutions.
Not so long ago, coordination between team members was a major issue. Not only everyone had to adjust their schedules, but also be fully aware of the project’s latest updates and modifications. This often led to confusion, lots of hours spent in old versions of a project, and the worst part: shuffling of deadlines.
Luckily, the scenario has changed. You know about BIM360 and other cloud collaboration platforms. We all know that cloud collaboration is here to make our life easier, especially in a post-pandemic world where many employees will work from home. But what if your organization is smaller, or does not have the budget to pay for high-cost licenses?
Last year, many of our clients and our company changed the way we worked. For our larger clients already using Bim360, there was not much of a shift other than the space's employees were collaborating from. The software allows models to be collaborated on, simultaneously, by many team members, in real-time. Changes, suggestions, and improvements no longer take long periods of time. They can be discussed and implemented in minutes, and of course, this means quicker project delivery.