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What is Building Information Modeling (BIM)?

Let’s be clear, Building Information Modeling is not a thing. It’s not a piece of software or hardware. You cannot get building information modeling off the shelf or at an online store. It’s a strategy. It’s a strategy to collaborate and work with teams on a building project. When we at HingePoint say BIM, we are saying that all of your data about a project is in one database and can be accessed from one screen. Most often it can be accessed from the 3D model itself. Building Information Modeling is an interconnected suite of data that is integrated between systems. Below is a list of systems that can be connected to a 3D model. Once you have 5-7 systems of data attached and integrated into your building data, we think you have a BIM model. But not every customer is going to want the same information in their model, so it’s important to know what kind of data is right for your business and building. Here’s what kind of information might be in a database connected to the 3D model. We call these subsystems:
  • 3D models – This includes models from all sub-contractors to determine clash detection: electrical, mechanical, plumbers, civil engineers, etc.
  • Contents and Finishes Library
  • Specs Library
  • 4D – which means your model can connect to schedules. Then you can run simulations in Revit and actually see the project being built.
  • Procurement System
  • Contract Management
  • Capital Outlay
  • Pro Forma
If you are using a BIM model, you’re in the cloud and can access plans and information from any mobile device. Anyone who has the credentials can add to this 3D model. Then your team can work together to determine clash detection. You can have any type of technology integrated with it. See where you are on to the path to BIM by using the above table. The idea is to be fully-digital while printing on-demand, fully automated, and able to collaborate with virtually anyone on a project. HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. ---

About HingePoint

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => The Strategy of Building Information Modeling (BIM) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => strategy-of-building-information-modeling-bim [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-14 01:54:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-14 06:54:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=14193 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13896 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-01-18 10:29:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-18 16:29:54 [post_content] => Engineering.com logo HingePoint's CEO, Bryce Finnerty, was recently quoted in the article "Unleashing Document Access to Unlimited Users" on Engineering.com. Finnerty gave insight on BIM 360 Docs and how they played a role preventing errors and fostering their client relationships. In this case, Finnerty was meeting with a client at Starbucks. BIM 360 Docs allowed him to access 3D models to share with his client.

"When we do BIM models for our clients, we deliver them here on mobile apps,” said Finnerty. “While at a Starbucks, I was able to drill down [and] use the tool right there to facilitate a meeting with an important client. This is a very easy way to show off your designs and your work and collaborate on your data.”

Finnerty was able to determine that the source of the problem was the metal fabricator, which veered off course during the project.

"The moral of the story is that while everything was connected to the BIM model, everything was going great,” said Finnerty. “The first person to get disconnected from the BIM model made the first big mistake."

Read the rest of the article here on Engineering.com [post_title] => HingePoint's CEO Featured on Engineering.com [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => hingepoint-ceo-featured-engineering [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-20 23:47:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 05:47:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/bim/in-bimtopia-world-project-atlas-is-bridge-between-2d-and-bim-copy/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12921 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-06-19 17:51:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-19 22:51:24 [post_content] => Before Project Atlas became an actual possibility that could revolutionize paperless construction sites, there were two Rogers O’Brien Construction employees hoping to answer a simple question. Joe Williams and Todd Wynne were trying to answer the question for a presentation: “What does the future of software look like for our industry?” It was for a Dallas BIM forum in 2014. “Todd had been thinking about it for years,” Project Atlas Founder and CEO Joe Williams said. “He wanted to make the Google Maps for construction.” And right before the presentation, the two did what anyone else would do. The stayed up late the night before the forum and made a fake application out of Photoshop. After presenting, the response was overwhelming. It was so realistic, the audience started asking how much it cost, if it integrated with other applications and when it would be available in the market. “We had to explain that it was just an idea,” Wynne said. From there, Project Atlas was born, which is a mapping engine for construction. Using location, it helps management teams piece together project information by converting drawings into highly detailed “zoomable” layers. The application is currently in private beta with the hopes of launching later this year.

Project Atlas Features from Project Atlas on Vimeo.


It’s all about the Layers

BIM, Project Atlas, LevelsWhen looking at Google or Apple maps, you can layer traffic and wreck reports on top of the maps. The same will happen with Project Atlas. The app will layer design data on top of the map. You can literally push a button and you can see architectural, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and structural overlays on the digital 2D map. Layers can be easily toggled on and off to overlay different categories of information. “Everything is layer based,” Williams said. “It’s exposing things to us like never before.”

How will Project Atlas help?

Imagine working on a large project, like a new hospital. You’re flipping through drawings because there’s an issue with a beam overlapping a toilet. You look up exactly where this section of the building is by looking through the architect’s index. The schema is like a different language. Afte flipping through many pages and heading to the second floor, a subcontractor contacts you about an emergency. You check on it. You realize the “emergency” could have waited and you really need to get to this beam to make a decision about the bathrooms on the second floor. The project is waiting on you. Now imagine if you had a Google Map of your project with location-based information. Imagine being able to pull the bathroom plans in question up on an iPad and overlay any other type of information, like steel beams. You can quickly see that the plans show a beam hanging right above the toilet. You now have the information you need to make a decision. Almost all general contractors are still using this paper system, Wynne said. It's combersome and can take a long time to identify problems. It’s the equivalent of finding the road you are on with a paper map while driving through Chicago or Dallas.

2D isn’t Going Anywhere

It can take BIM experts years to truly learn the systems to build 3D models. And the way contractors have built buildings has always been based off 2D. Sometimes that most expensive, complex tool is not the most efficient, Williams said. “We need a solution that someone coming out of college can consume this information within a couple of hours… instead of years,” Williams said. “We’re trying to fill this middle space between BIM and 2D.” In the coming “BIMtopian” world they hope Project Atlas will be the bridging tool from 2D to BIM for the construction site.

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HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => In 'BIMtopian' World, Project Atlas is Bridge Between 2D and BIM [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => in-bimtopia-world-project-atlas-is-bridge-between-2d-and-bim [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:11:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:11:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12921 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12899 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-06-09 09:38:21 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-09 14:38:21 [post_content] => Having the right data in your Revit or BIM model translates into power. Don’t believe that statement? Ask HDR Inc. HDR is an architecture, engineering and consulting firm that was founded in 1917. It’s employee owned with 10,000 employees. The firm has worked in all seven continents and has done notable projects like the Hoover Dam Bypass, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and The Roslin Institute. HDR currently does a lot of work related to health care spaces, science and technology and education and civic spaces. “Technology has evolved tremendously,” HDR health care architect Susana Erpestad said. “To design with true information or even evidence, it helps sustain the concepts you create.” The way HDR uses data to inform design has changed the most. The firm uses a lot of parametric models, but the goal is always to match what is in the field with what is in the model. By using virtually any software platform available in the market, teams find which platforms will inform the design they do. “I think data is power,” Erpestad said. “I think part of the big impact we have right now is BIM and data management.” James Bates, an HDR engineer, said they deliver a lot of their requirements and information through Revit. But they do not solely rely on it. They are constantly in the field checking things against their designs. “We collaborate face to face. We collaborate with software. We work in the same models,” Bates said. “Then each of us bring our different software that we use into that process so we can comprehensively build the building.” Bates said the company has been able to sustain its technological advantage through new recruits. “We have a lot of breadth of experience at HDR ranging from people just beginning in the industry and people being there for a really long time,” Bates said. “I think the way that software is adapted to the process – we can only get that from the emerging professional.”

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If you are not looking for a custom plugin, you might want to try our standard Revit plugin in the Autodesk App Store. [post_title] => Data in Your Revit or BIM Model Equals Power, HDR Lead Architect says [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => data-revit-bim-model-equals-power-hdr-lead-architect-says [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:20:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:20:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12899 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12862 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-05-31 12:51:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-31 17:51:03 [post_content] => North Texas development is so massive, it can be difficult to know what development is going where and what companies are moving to Plano vs. Frisco. Legacy West and Plano Right now, some of the best brands call Plano home: Dell Services, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Frito-Lay, and Rent-A-Center. But now, thanks to a great tax incentive plan by the City of Plano, several more huge companies are moving near Legacy West, a 250-acre “modern neighborhood destination” at the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121. For simplicity sake, Legacy West is on the opposite side of the Dallas North Tollway from the Shops at Legacy, which has many restaurants and a movie theater. The next phase of Legacy West is opening in June. And because of its amenities and urban living, more companies are moving to the area. Legacy West and Plano have attracted Toyota Motor North America, Liberty Mutual Insurance and JPMorgan Chase & Co, and most recently, Boeing has announced it will relocate its global services division headquarters in the area too. Right now, Legacy West is the biggest development in North Texas. The Karahan Companies is leading the development of Legacy West adjacent to the JCPenney headquarters, including the $500 million mixed-use Legacy West urban center. Fehmi Karahan, the lead developer, also created The Shops at Legacy in Legacy Town Center off the Dallas North Tollway in 1988. Legacy West is an extension of this project. And that is just in Plano. Frisco Just north of the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121 is another successful development known as the 5-billion mile. Yes, five billion is being invested in Frisco at the same time as Plano’s wildly successful Legacy West. The Star in Frisco Even Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys are moving their world corporate headquarters there. Called “The Star in Frisco” the 91-acre, mixed-use campus offers an indoor stadium with 12,000 seats, a 20-acre multi-use event center, and two hotels with 480 rooms. Frisco Station Also in the same area is Frisco Station, developed by Rudman Partnership, Hillwood Properties, and ValTrust Real Estate. It’s 242 acres, mixed-use development, which includes, office, retail, restaurants and hotels. According to the press release: The Rudman's have owned land in Frisco for more than 50 years, and their developments in the City include the Baylor Medical Center Complex, the 2500 Legacy Office Building, the luxury residential subdivisions Stonebriar Park and Chapel Creek and the Villas at Chapel Creek apartments. The Gate Dubai-based Invest Group Overseas are also developing mixed-use area to feature luxury residential, retail and office space. The mixed-use luxury development to be located on nearly 41 acres at the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and future John Hickman Parkway. IGO’s corporate leaders introduced the project Sunday in Dubai, at Cityscape Global, one of the largest international real estate development and investment events in the world. Wade Park Thomas Land & Development is developing 175 acres of mixed-use land as well. The initial 110 acres of Wade Park are under design by Wakefield Beasley & Associates architectural firm, developing village featuring 600,000 square feet of high- end specialty retail, including a 45,000 square foot Whole Foods Market. Entertainment venues for bowling, movies and nightlife will be announced in the coming weeks, and a boutique hotel and a luxury hotel are also in the development plan.

[post_title] => A Quick Look at North Texas Development in Plano & Frisco [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => quick-look-north-texas-development-plano-frisco [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-25 06:26:08 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-25 12:26:08 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12862 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12786 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-05-11 12:05:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-11 17:05:13 [post_content] => We recently went to an academic conference where we discussed the differences among Desktop CAD, Desktop Revit and BIM. We were surprised that we had a different definition of Building Information Modeling from some of the academics. One of our slides is a comparison table. We were showing a comparison of the limitations of each category. Our main message was that the format of your data determines how well you will be able to collaborate, communicate and work with others. If you are using Desktop CAD, you’re limited to vector images and you can mainly only share these by printing the drawings. If you’re using Desktop Revit, you have many more options and plugins to make your model 3D. But no matter what, you’re still limited to collaborate behind the firewall and network your desktop is on. Subcontractors cannot add on to your model and it’s more difficult to do clash detection. Also, think of this category as any 3D modeling program that only runs on your desktop and is limited by the network it is on. Even if you have the mobile version of Revit, you still do not have a full building information model. So What is Building Information Modeling? Let’s be clear, Building Information Modeling is not a thing. It’s not a piece of software or hardware. You cannot get building information modeling off the shelf or at an online store. It's a strategy. It’s a strategy to collaborate and work with teams on a building project. When we at HingePoint say BIM, we are saying that all of your data about a project is in one database and can be accessed from one screen. Most often it can be accessed from the 3D model itself. Building Information Modeling is an interconnected suite of data that is integrated between systems. Below is a list of systems that can be connected to a 3D model. Once you have 5-7 systems of data attached and integrated into your building data, we think you have a BIM model. But not every customer is going to want the same information in their model, so it’s important to know what kind of data is right for your business and building. Here’s what kind of information might be in a database connected to the 3D model. We call these subsystems:
  • 3D models – This includes models from all sub-contractors to determine clash detection: electrical, mechanical, plumbers, civil engineers, etc.
  • Contents and Finishes Library
  • Specs Library
  • 4D – which means your model can connect to schedules. Then you can run simulations in Revit and actually see the project being built.
  • Procurement System
  • Contract Management
  • Capital Outlay
  • Pro Forma
If you are using a BIM model, you’re in the cloud and can access plans and information from any mobile device. Anyone who has the credentials can add to this 3D model. Then your team can work together to determine clash detection. You can have any type of technology integrated with it. What is BIM, BIM, HingePoint, Autodesk, Revit, Integration Download the BIM_Comparison Table here. See where you are on to the path to BIM. The idea to be fully digital while printing on-demand, fully automated and able to collaborate with virtually anyone on a project.

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HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => What is BIM? 'BIM is a Data-Centric Strategy, Not a Thing' [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => bim-is-a-data-centric-strategy [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:22:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:22:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12786 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12744 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-05-09 12:44:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-09 17:44:26 [post_content] => In North Texas, construction industry costs are soaring and build times are slowing down. Construction companies will need to find definite alternatives to soaring prices. We will see companies become more tech savvy and try to use software to solve higher costs and slower build times.

Why Construction Costs are Soaring

The labor pool is more expensive. Construction employment declined by 985,000 jobs, or 15.8%, between 2005 and 2015, as many workers left the industry following the housing bust. “As construction jobs disappeared during the recession, many workers switched to occupations with better job prospects, or retired.” Andrea Cross, Americas head of office research for CBRE told Realty News Report. Due to the smaller labor pool and an uptick in construction activity, many markets are experiencing labor shortages, driving up construction costs. According to the Dallas Morning News, Scott Davis, with housing analyst Meyers Research, said, “Dallas is undersupplied by 10,000 to 20,000 construction workers. We should have about 99,000 people employed in the building industry.”

Construction Productivity is Decreasing

An overall trend in the United States is that productivity is decreasing. People are not as productive as they once were. Unfortunately, construction is not an anomaly. It too suffers from low productivity. The United States is plagued with poor productivity levels and lags behind other industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 there has been little improvement in the construction industry between 1987 and 2011.

Drones Lead to Deluge of Data

As companies try new tools, data can overwhelm and slow down construction companies even more.  For example, drones are proliferating construction sites. They are used to verify construction projects on a daily or weekly basis. They are being used to view structures instead of sending personnel on dangerous inspections. But what do we do with all this new data? Most likely, it will end on a server somewhere. The data will be unstructured and not easily accessible or searchable. There are services designed to fight this like Smartvid.io. They use machine learning to automatically tag and categorize photos from the construction site. But even that technology is limited with drone video.

Data Integration 

As companies start using new collaborative tools and going into the cloud, integration is still a struggle. CIO wrote that about 90 percent of businesses are using the cloud. But initial integration is creating challenges. “Integration challenges remain long after organizations first make the jump to the cloud, it’s clear that the technology is here to stay. Businesses who ride out the current storm and find the right balance of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions will gain a unique advantage over the competitors,” according to CIO. Making your software and solutions talk to one another is critical. “When applications don’t ‘speak’ to one another or share information, companies are forced to continuously update different systems of record,” HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “They are prisoners to the technology they use.”

So How Do You Integrate? 

You must create a system of record. Here are five steps that will help you create a system of record.
  1. Document the steps in your business process. Create a spreadsheet to capture the tasks performed and tools & systems used by each user/role active in the process.
  2. Research the data used in each step. Include the information found in each report, screen, or document used in the process. Create a data dictionary of all data fields and the system they come from (and who “owns” that data).
  3. Agree on the company “system of record” for each data point within each step in the process.
  4. Locate the duplicate data – Check the steps recorded and the systems involved. This step is key. The goal is to standardize the data formats and establish a comprehensive “data definition” that supports the business.
  5. Migrate all data directly into the “System of Record” and then integrate the down- stream systems into it. Make the system “share data” across the enterprise, not duplicate it.

The System of Record eBook

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Are you dealing with multiple systems that don’t talk to one another? Looking for a way to integrate your systems so that you can eliminate redundancies and increase efficiencies? Topics Include: -The secret solution to meeting the top 3 systems integration objectives of most companies -A simple, 5-step process for systems integration -2 case studies that show the challenge, solution, and results from this approach     HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Explosion of Data to Worsen Productivity in Construction with New Tech like Drones [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => explosion-of-data-to-worsen-productivity-in-construction-with-new-tech-like-drones [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-11 23:19:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 05:19:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12744 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12727 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-20 10:29:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-20 15:29:33 [post_content] => Dallas is known across the world for its highly recognizable skyline. In fact, the Dallas cityscape came in first place in a recent USA TODAY Readers’ Choice poll, and Harwood is a reason why. And the skyline is only going to get better, and one reason is because of Harwood International’s 34-year journey to continuously transform the Uptown Dallas neighborhood known as Harwood. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://3fesnf3017rn3znelb81u4lp9e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Harwood_Internation_Dallas.mp4" poster="https://3fesnf3017rn3znelb81u4lp9e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HingePoint_s_Real_Estate_Marketing_Services.png"][/video]   "Harwood District is a thriving entertainment and business center. Its stunning architecture and ancient art collection bring an international influence to our city." Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said. Harwood International is an international real estate firm with offices and developments in markets across the world: Beverly Hills, Dallas, Geneva, London’s West End, Paris, and Zurich. Around the world, Harwood International has developed and managed more than 20 major facilities including 46 St. James’s Place, Cleveland House, and 32 St James’s Square in London’s West End as well as the Beverly Hills Rolex Building in California. Harwood International has been developing the acclaimed Harwood district with premier class AA office, luxury residential, and retail space. The 18-block district will continue to grow to include over $3 billion in office, retail and residential development. So far, Harwood has completed seven buildings, three of them came in the last 10 years. Three new buildings are under construction and will further change the Dallas skyline.

The Rolex Building

The Rolex Building Harwood started with the original Rolex Building in 1984, Uptown’s first office building. Now, 30 years later the next Rolex building is designed by Tokyo-based Kengo Kuma, who was selected to design the 2020 Olympics Stadium in Tokyo. The seven-story office building is located at Harry Hines Boulevard and Moody Street in Dallas.

Bleu Ciel

Bleu Ciel Meaning Blue Sky in French, this condo high-rise majorly impacts the Dallas skyline. Located at North Harwood Street near the entrance to the Dallas North Tollway, this 33-story building will bring a Paris appeal to the downtown district. HDF LLC and architect Wilmotte & Associates S.A. of Paris designed the luxury residential high-rise.

Harwood No. 10

Harwood No. 10 With plans to open in the Fall of 2018, the 22-story, 226,778-square-foot Harwood No. 10 will be an office tower located near McKinnon Street and the entrance to the Dallas North Tollway.

Harwood's Finished Buildings in the Harwood District

No. 1

1984, Old Rolex building

Harwood, Rolex, HingePoint, Harwood District

No. 2

1996, 10 Story Building

No. 3

1999, 11 Story building

No. 4

2000, 11 Story building

No. 5

2007, Azure, 31 Stories

No. 6

2009, 26 Stories, Saint Anna Court

No. 7

2015, Frost Tower, 22 Stories

HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Harwood Transforms Dallas Skyline with Harwood District [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => harwood-transforms-dallas-skyline-harwood-district [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:22:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:22:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12727 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12096 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-10 15:00:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-10 20:00:27 [post_content] => An economist recently said that America has not had a technological revolution since the computer. We at HingePoint were floored. Working as a BIM consultant in architecture, engineering, and construction, we know this is inaccurate. Not to call him out (you can see what I am referring to here), but he is flat out wrong. Everything we have been seeing suggests we are in the middle of one of the biggest technological revolutions of our time and it is transforming how all of us do our work, especially in the AEC industry Just listen to Autodesk’s Senior Vice President Amar Hanspal who recently spoke at the Forge Devcon 2016 conference. “The future is here. We are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution!” Wow! But he’s not the only one saying this. So what the heck is the fourth? Well… it’s not just one new technology. It’s a bunch of technology converging that will transform government, business and life as we know it. From Forbes: Forbes
“In this fourth revolution, we are facing a range of new technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds. These new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenge our ideas about what it means to be human.”
Professor Klaus Schwab is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. He published a book The Fourth Industrial Revolution. He wrote on the World Economic Forum’s blog:
“The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing.”

So what will this revolution bring the AEC Industry? Schwab from the World Economic Forum says that this will dramatically affect the AEC Industry.
“Engineers, designers, and architects are combining computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering, and synthetic biology to pioneer a symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, the products we consume, and even the buildings we inhabit.”
Let’s give you a practical example of what Schwab is saying.
Right now we are able to make 3D designs of our buildings. We can look at these designs on our smartphones. It reduces mistakes because construction crews can see how the building should be built instead of guessing based on 2D-paper drawings. What’s already happening is construction crews and architects are using augmented reality, virtual reality and computer-aided manufacturing. Augmented Reality [caption id="attachment_12100" align="alignright" width="300"]HingePoint, BIM Augmented Reality is helping construction crews and architects make less mistakes and get work done more quickly.[/caption] Think about the Pokémon GO app. If you ever used it… you know that the app uses your camera and then puts a Pokémon GO on your screen. This is exactly what can be done for the construction industry. But instead of seeing a Pokémon GO you can see your 3D model on a plot of land. Or—as the picture above shows—it can show you how specific parts of the building should look. In the picture, the construction worker is looking at where a light should go on the ceiling. With augmented reality he can see it clearly. Virtual Reality Big firms are starting to use virtual reality to show off designs of their buildings. Customers can actually walk through their building and see it in true 3D before ever building it. This lets them know what it will look like and if they approve. Computer Aided Manufacturing and the Internet of Things This is the biggest transformation of this revolution. We are connecting machines to “talk” to one another. What this means is that my 3D BIM model can “talk” to a manufacturer’s machines. In theory, once information about the project is shared, the manufacture’s machine can automatically start cutting or creating whatever is needed without human interaction. So a saw can be connected to the Internet and get instruction on what and how to cut based on your model. The following functions can be used in computer-aided manufacturing: sawing, laser cutting, flame and plasma cutting, bending, gluing and routing and milling. Here’s a good article on CAM. ---------------------------- Now maybe that economist that spoke to NPR didn’t think we were here yet. Okay… we will let it slide, buddy. But you cannot miss this next revolution that is starting… now. Why? Let’s close with a rhetorical question. Do you remember those companies that said no to the computer, no to email, no to the Internet? Neither do we. They were left behind. If you want to take some simple steps to prepare so you are not left behind…. you can download our simple roadmap by signing up to our email list. It will teach you very simple steps to take to go from paper to a full BIM model.

Download the Roadmap to BIM

Whether you're working with paper or already using digital files, you can learn necessary steps to launch your company's processes with new technological capabilities. This road map gives you the fundamental steps you need to take to transform your business. Here’s an impressive video about Industry 4.0:

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What is Building Information Modeling (BIM)?

Let’s be clear, Building Information Modeling is not a thing. It’s not a piece of software or hardware. You cannot get building information modeling off the shelf or at an online store. It’s a strategy. It’s a strategy to collaborate and work with teams on a building project. When we at HingePoint say BIM, we are saying that all of your data about a project is in one database and can be accessed from one screen. Most often it can be accessed from the 3D model itself. Building Information Modeling is an interconnected suite of data that is integrated between systems. Below is a list of systems that can be connected to a 3D model. Once you have 5-7 systems of data attached and integrated into your building data, we think you have a BIM model. But not every customer is going to want the same information in their model, so it’s important to know what kind of data is right for your business and building. Here’s what kind of information might be in a database connected to the 3D model. We call these subsystems:
  • 3D models – This includes models from all sub-contractors to determine clash detection: electrical, mechanical, plumbers, civil engineers, etc.
  • Contents and Finishes Library
  • Specs Library
  • 4D – which means your model can connect to schedules. Then you can run simulations in Revit and actually see the project being built.
  • Procurement System
  • Contract Management
  • Capital Outlay
  • Pro Forma
If you are using a BIM model, you’re in the cloud and can access plans and information from any mobile device. Anyone who has the credentials can add to this 3D model. Then your team can work together to determine clash detection. You can have any type of technology integrated with it. See where you are on to the path to BIM by using the above table. The idea is to be fully-digital while printing on-demand, fully automated, and able to collaborate with virtually anyone on a project. HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. ---

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