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The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is a heavily design and fabrication centric industry, with many parallels to the manufacturing industry. If anything, the formerly distinct lines between AEC and manufacturing are becoming ever more blurred by the adoption of techniques such as modular prefabrication. However, in one regard…
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Smart Facilities and the Complexity Tipping Point

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A tipping point refers to a point in time where change self-propagates, leading to rapid transformation. The concept first moved into popular culture when Malcolm Gladwell published The Tipping Point in 2000. At a deeper level, tipping points are related to a subset of complexity theory known as bifurcation analysis.…
Monday, August 22, 2016

Is PLM the Answer to the BIM Paradox?

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The technology and processes that collectively make up what we refer to as Building Information Modeling (BIM) are now firmly established in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC), and BIM adoption continues to grow. Despite the growth in BIM, many observers would agree that the industry isn’t fulfilling its productivity potential,…
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