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BIM BUZZ Blazing the BIM Trail BY DMITRI ALFERIEFF AGC SENIOR DIRECTOR OF VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTION WITH THE 2012 ELECTIONS BEHIND US, a The evolution of BIM has given the industry the ability to manage data differently; to manage it more efficiently. new Congress operating in Washington, DC, and the holiday season having just wrapped up, it is time to think about what 2013 has in store. Needless to say, AGC of America will continue to work tirelessly for the legislative and regulatory interests of the construction industry. But what are you – our members, the contractors that make the industry run and develop our towns and cities – looking to do in 2013? This issue of Constructor focuses on the top trends in the industry, the signs and indicators from 2012, and an outlook for 2013. One thing that is absolutely clear is that we are guaranteed to see and hear much more about one trend in particular: Building Information Modeling (BIM). A common misconception is that BIM is a technology in and of itself. However, BIM is something much greater. The evolution of BIM has given the industry the ability to manage data differently; to manage it more efficiently. BIM allows for all parties involved in a construction project to collect data, share ideas, and collaborate much more effectively. BIM gives you the power to change construction practices – it has already had a significant impact and will only continue to do so. As many of you may know, the BIMForum has become a sort of household name within our industry over the past several years. Initially held in conjunction with AGC Building Division meetings, the BIMForum first became a standalone meeting in October of 2007 in Boston. Five years later, the BIMForum has hosted 13 successful meetings – with attendance and sponsorships constantly on the rise – achieving notoriety and becoming a well-established, highly regarded forum. While all of this is clearly an indication that BIM has become a very popular “trend” within our industry, what does it mean for construction practices in 2013? 30 constructor | JAN U ARY/ FEBRU ARY 2013 http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - January/February 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
CEO’S LETTER
A SLOW CLIMB
OPTIMISM MATERIALIZES
BIM BUZZ
HIGH HEELS AND HARD HATS
ACHIEVING NET ZERO TAKES TEAMWORK
SECURE THAT SITE
AGC IN ACTION
ACCELERATED BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION EARNS HAMILTON TOP HONORS
WHO ARE YOU? PART II
LOW IMPACT AT HIGH SPEED
BUILDING CONCRETE RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH BIM
TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS
LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY NEWS
UPCOMING EVENTS
2013 SERVICE & SUPPLY BUYERS’ GUIDE - A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
PRODUCTS & SERVICES MARKETPLACE
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
FINAL INSPECTION

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