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Building Information Modeling- BIM: Contractual Risks are Changing with Technology*

*This article is posted with the permission of its authors, Ryan Miner and Dean Thomson, of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. It was originally published in the firm’s Construction Law Briefing Paper, a publication of FWHT distributed to its clients and other industry professionals, in August of 2006. You can access all of the […]

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BIM Treatise for Contractors Released

The Associated General Contractors of America has released a forty-eight page treatise entitled The Contractors’ Guide to BIM: Edition 1. Co-authored by general contractor/design-builder Barton Malow’s executive vice-president Les Snyder, the Guide hopes to allay contractors’ various fears about BIM, including its potential legal risks. Cadalyst AEC believes the Guide is the first BIM publication […]

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GSA to Require BIM for Select Projects

Following up on my last post about BIM, the General Services Administration has announced that it will require new buildings designed through its Public Buildings Service to employ BIM during the design phase. “We are making this fiscal ’07 requirement as a minimum requirement,” said Calvin Kam, GSA’s BIM project manager. “We are encouraging [people], […]

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Thoughts on the Autodesk/USGBC Partnership

The news coming out of Greenbuild includes the announcement of a partnership between Autodesk and USGBC. This is excellent news for smaller projects interested in applying for LEED certification, but at the same time will present liability issues for design teams, particularly with respect to Building Information Modeling (“BIM”). Autodesk and the Green Building Council […]

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