They say data is the new oil, with a rush for acquisition of data of all forms. Put your miner’s hat on in our discussion of data security, metadata definitions, data management systems, parts and modules, project or asset information such as inventory SKUs, Mean Time Before Failure or itemized costs. With all of this […]


By Data Day Committee (Tammy Adolf, Andrew Cole, Moses Scott, and Arif Hanif) DBEI’s Data Day celebrated its fifth birthday online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it was unfortunate that attendees couldn’t gather in person this year, it was great to see that the enthusiasm for data-centric discussions and learnings has not […]

Revit Software Users can now Link PDF and Microsoft Word Documents to Revit Files Thanks to Ideate Sticky

Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced that recent updates to Ideate Sticky include one of the features most requested by Autodesk Revit software users. “As a developer of software that streamlines Revit workflows, we closely monitor the Autodesk Ideas Forum to identify Revit challenges we can address through our productivity tools,” said […]

Top 3 Reasons You Need a BIM Content Management System

Put simply, a BIM Content management system (CMS) helps teams organize their digital assets while improving a conventional user experience. These platforms are critical for any team that seeks to share content across multiple people, whether internal within their organization or an external client, partner, or consultant. CMS’s are common throughout nearly every industry and […]

Reality Capture: The Seventh Chapter of DBEI Insight

Reality Capture is playing an important part within the AEC industry, allowing the capture of accurate data about real-world conditions throughout the full lifecycle of a project. As the technologies have advanced, so has the awareness of the benefits to projects. No longer are we seeing reality capture focused on providing the quick analysis of […]

In the shoes of…

By Vickie Harris “What would you do if you were in my shoes?” is a question most us of have been asked at least once or twice in our lifetime but has anyone ever considered how powerful or thought provoking the question is?  Many times, we think it is easy to relate to someone’s situation […]

New Data Reveals the Time Savings Achieved by Users of Ideate BIMLink for Revit Software

Contact: Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced that it released new data highlighting the time saved by its customers who use Ideate BIMLink for Revit. “With Ideate BIMLink, Revit users streamline workflows by pulling data into Microsoft Excel to use its copy/paste, find/replace, and formulas to automate data management tasks,” said […]


In today’s AEC practice, there is a real desire and need to provide continued education and training opportunities for staff to ensure your practice is keeping pace with the rate of change. When developing an education and training framework for a practice it is important to note, a one size fits all approach is not […]

Soup Du Jour

By Craig Barbieri Change is one of many responses to extreme challenges, and often happens only out of necessity rather than desire. Working from home is a great example of this. Once regarded as unusual or a privilege, it has become a necessity in a remarkably short period of time. I don’t think anyone would […]

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COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

DBEI has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. While some parts of our society are beginning to open in baby-steps, none of us know how the situation will develop over the coming months. As such, DBEI has now made the decision to postpone all our 2020 events to 2021 as the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. For new details on each region please visit our event pages. We have also sent communications to all registered attendees, speakers or sponsors for all of our 2020 events.

In the interim, DBEI will be launching several exciting virtual events and webinars in 2020 to continue to deliver the same expertise, insights and knowledge to the AEC industry during these uncertain times. We also have some other exciting initiatives we are working on to continue to provide value to our community, which we look forward to sharing with you all shortly.

We wish to thank you all for your support and appreciate your patience and understanding under the current circumstances and will continue to update our website and the community if there are any changes.

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