The evolution of Minecart and opportunities for leveraging BIM data

Following the trend on this blog to highlight uses of data and analytics, I thought I’d share some of the recent developments in our platform for collecting and analyzing BIM data - Minecart. For the last two years, we have been deploying Minecart as a data "aggregator" for studying underlying model quality and portfolio metrics. … Continue reading The evolution of Minecart and opportunities for leveraging BIM data

Five ways designers and builders can use business intelligence with data they already have

Business intelligence (BI) - technologies used for data analysis and reporting - has been a trending topic in our recent work. Nearly all areas of our consulting service make use of one form of BI or another and Nate's previous blog post highlights a few of these uses. Organizations are seeking insight about what they’re good … Continue reading Five ways designers and builders can use business intelligence with data they already have

4 Tactics for Your Digital Transformation

True ‘Digital Transformation’ means confronting our often entrenched institutional, cultural, and professional habits and challenging the core assumptions of how we will be working in the future. If there is one common theme to the topics on this blog, it is the digital transformation in the world of buildings. It is a topic that elicits … Continue reading 4 Tactics for Your Digital Transformation

Transform your Building Information into a Big Data Resource

We have recently created a database framework called Minecart which harvests data from building information sources such as Revit and IFC formats. Our database is designed to represent building information as a scalable relational structure connecting data across multiple projects, documents, elements, and parameters.