Oswald Chong is an associate professor at the University of Kansas, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. He researches and consults about sustainable engineering and construction engineering. Reach him at www.people.ku.edu/~oswald.
With their vast capabilities, emerging building information modeling (BIM) technologies continue to challenge and transform the construction industry. BIM software can operate in the cloud, conduct virtual design collaboration, convert files into different programming languages, simulate the effectiveness of design, detect errors in design, and model building energy use. READ MORE