Collaborating in the New AEC World

Collaborating in the New AEC World

In this Viewpoint article, Al Douglas, President of a private consulting firm in Kanata, Ontario Canada, discusses the dramatic technological and methodological changes underway in the AEC industry, and the main vehicles of delivering this change: BIM, IPD and a developing open standard called COBie. He then zeroes in on an important component that is required to make all of these effective—content management and the collaborative role it plays in the lifecycle of a building


Over the years, Al has written several articles that pertained to the businesses he was involved with at the time. Some are still relevant to day, others not so.


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