Using Cloud-Based BIM to Enhance Coordination and Scheduling on Projects >


One of the key selling points of building information modeling
(BIM) since its inception has been its ability to facilitate
and enhance coordination between the various parties working on
complex projects.

Autodesk is now seeking to build upon this capability by
applying BIM to cloud-connected mobile devices to improve
project coordination, both on and off the field.

Its BIM 360 Glue is a cloud-based BIM management and
collaboration service that connects an entire project team
together, and provides them with shared access to the latest
project data and models irrespective of their time zone or

Thanks to cloud connectivity, users can access BIM models and
intelligent object data using the BIM 360 Glue app on their
iPads, whether they’re in the office or out in the field.

This enables stakeholders to optimize the scheduling and
coordination of their activities, as well as streamline their
BIM workflows across the full cycle of project development from
pre-construction through construction execution.

The service expedites the project review process and
facilitates the resolution of any coordination issues that may
arise during the course of a complex, multidisciplinary

BIM 360 Glue also raises the efficiency of construction layout
tasks by working in tandem with BIM 360 Layout to help simplify
multidiscipline model coordination and clash detection.

When employed in combination with BIM 360 Layout, BIM 360 Glue
enables users to upload models with layout points directly onto
their iPads from other Autodesk offerings, such as AutoCAD,
Revit and Navisworks. 

Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects and Turner
Construction Company of Sacramento, Calif., used BIM 360 Glue
to improve the collaborative process for a new high school
slated to serve 2,200 students in Northern California’s
Mountain House.

The software greatly expedited the review process by providing
better coordination between architects, the construction team
and subcontractors.

“We were able to coordinate the entire multiuse building—21,000
square feet—in just six hours,” said Adam Della Monica, virtual
design and construction engineer at Turner Construction
Company. “Prior to using Autodesk BIM 360 Glue, we could

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