Former Articles

Below is a summary of noteworthy articles within the BIMFix Blog. Past articles are regularly updated to ensure they are current and correct. 

Model Progression Specification (Level of Development):

2013 - Developing LOD (Level of Development) - A review of the changes from the AIA E202 2008 to AIA G202 2013. What improvements have occurred, and what still requires work. Last updated November 2015

2015 - A Review - BIMForum LOD Specification-2015 - A review on the 2015 BIMForum LOD Draft Specification (Released April 2015). What works and what doesn't. How to make the document work for you. This review has been updated to reflect the final November 2015 Release.

2015 - As-Built BIM: LOD 500 under the Microscope - Does the LOD 500 framework give clarity to the project team. This article proposes a new alternative to meet client and project teams needs.

2016 - LOD – the biggest BIM con to date! - Reviews the primes that the AIA G202 Level of Development is built on, and suggest its time to develop at Model Progression Specification that works with the project.

2016 - Model Progression Specification – Resources - List all the available Model Progression Protocols, Noteworthy Academic Papers, and Blog Articles. The new hub of all things MPS. Last updated August 2016.

2016 - UK BIM Level 2 Model Progression Specification – A Review
A comprehensive review of the UK BIM Level 2 framework, focusing on the Model Progression Specification. This is part 1 of a 2-part article series.

2016 - UK - BIM Level 2 - A Detailed Explanation
The part 2 of the UK BIM Level 2 Model Progression Specification – A Review. This post is the research required to assemble the BIM Level 2 review. The Article re-formats some of the BIM Level 2 frameworks to enable better comprehension.

Data and Process Management:

2015 - Is the 3D Geometry, restricting BIM? How good are our BIM Authoring tools for managing data? Are we taking the right approach in embedding massive amounts of data directly in the 3d Model, or are be better at managing the data outside the model authoring application?

2015 - Could BIM to FM be outdated by 2025? Could technologies mean data collection and management for Building components could be made simple with the Internet of Things and RFID Tags?

2013 - COBie and Autodesk Revit: The processes involved in using the COBie Tool Kit in exporting data from Autodesk Revit out to a COBie compliant Microsoft Excel File format. 

2013 - What is BIM? We hear many definitions about what is, but what is it really. What makes BIM; BIM?

2013 - Using the BIM directly for set-out: Investigates the process involved in allowing a model to be handed across and used for Digital Set Out.

Government Participation:

2015 - The BIM discussion the Construction industry has to have!: A look at why the Australian Construction Industry needs the assistance of the Federal Government in rolling out National Australian BIM Standards.


2013 - Clash detection – Design Stage – All projects: A look at workflows to use Clash Detection on projects in Design Stage. How to prioritize and work with Clashes during the design stage.

2013 - BIM - Protecting IP (Intellectual Property): A review of the Intellectual Property laws in Australia in relation to BIM and Digital Data Exchange in the Construction industry.

2013 - Ten Objectives of Model Origin and Setup: Looks at some of the essential factors which need to be taken into account when setting up a building project. Last updated June 2016.

2016 - BIMFix Framework for Shared Model Establishment - For Building Lead Consultants using Autodesk® Revit®. This free downloadable framework is a document which can be referenced from or attached to a BIM Execution Plan (BEP). The Framework provides the Project Team clear methodologies on how to establish and share Project BIM (Building Information Modeling) Models, where the lead design consultant is using Autodesk® Revit® as their primary authoring application. The framework is designed to be flexible in meeting project needs, work across BIM/CAD software platforms, and for actions to be controlled and traceable.