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BIM Today now live!

BIM Today now live!

Welcome to the Summer 2015 edition of BIM Today. The UK’s Digital Built Britain Strategy sets out what will essentially be Level 3 BIM – to “enable the interconnected digital design of different elements in a built environment and will extend BIM into the operation of assets over their lifetimes”....
73 per cent of surveyors believe failure to adopt BIM will hinder the sector

73 per cent of surveyors believe failure to adopt BIM will hinder the sector

According to a new report, the majority of surveyors believe a lack of BIM adoption will lead to problems in the construction industry… The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) questioned members as part of their recent survey and discerned that support for BIM adoption was indeed high. BIM has become...
Kier delivers an integrated digital handover

Kier delivers an integrated digital handover

In what is otherwise a complex manual process, Kier Construction and LSI Architects have delivered an integrated digital handover of some student residences for the University of East Anglia using the leading edge Clearbox solution, BIMXtra...

Smart standards for a smart world

Henry Lawson, Market Research Consultant at BSRIA examines the possibilities of achieving common standards which are appropriate for the myriad of different “things” that will potentially be part of the Internet of Things… I live about 50 miles to the west of London. When I take the train into central...
The Data Conundrum in BIM!

The Data Conundrum in BIM!

BIM objects of manufactured building products typically consist of three things: intelligent geometric representation of the product; data about the product (specification, sustainability, etc., details) presented in a structured format; and reference information (service manual, spares list, etc.) held in electronic form, usually as PDFs...
BIM and building performance

BIM and building performance

Andera Al Saudi, Business Director for The BIM Hub explains how BIM provides for the accurate evaluation of design alternatives in the event of any changes that may impact the overall performance of the building One of the main purposes of building information modelling (BIM) is to serve as the...
BIM4SME has released a report aimed at outlining the aims of organisation and the progress made within the SME community…

Second annual report released by BIM4SME

BIM4SME has released a report aimed at outlining the aims of organisation and the progress made within the SME community A new report has been released by the BIM4SME group. The document is the second annual review to outline the aims of the not-for-profit business. The report revealed the amount of...
Quality assured: the impact of the NBS BIM Object Standard

Quality assured: the impact of the NBS BIM Object Standard

Ian Chapman, Director of the National BIM Library, NBS sheds light on the demand, growth and benefits of BIM objects in the construction industry It’s hard to believe that in less than one year from now the UK will have passed its 2016 BIM mandate deadline. A lot has changed over...
The role of the Internet of Things in achieving a Digital Built Britain

The role of the Internet of Things in achieving a Digital Built Britain

Justin Anderson, CEO of Flexeye, talks about the vital role of the Internet of Things, including the HyperCat standard, in delivering the vision and benefits set out in the UK’s Digital Built Britain strategy The public and private sector initiative to create a Digital Built Britain has the potential to...
The ARC approach to BIM

The ARC approach to BIM

At ARC:BIM collaboration is key. ARC:BIM is led by our divisional Director Paul Field who has a number of years of experience in successfully delivering the BIM process. ..

BIM: The collective push to improve efficiency

Harriet Eldred, BIM Panel member at The Institution of Structural Engineers outlines what BIM means for the Structural Engineering profession Structural Engineers across the country are approaching the 2016 BIM mandate with a mixture of excited trepidation and outright horror. For those of us who are in the fortunate position...
BIM and archaeology – a natural fit

BIM and archaeology – a natural fit

MOLA’s Senior Consultant Sophie Jackson, describes three very different applications of BIM: for archaeological interpretation, predictive modelling and heritage management BIM and archaeology might seem unexpected partners; BIM encapsulates the bright new future of data management, which will help us to design, build and manage our environment more effectively. So...

Delivering on the BIM mandate

In an interview with Lisa Carnwell, Editor of BIM Today, David Philp, industry sector BIM ambassador, discusses the UK’s BIM journey and his latest role with the Scottish Futures Trust Anyone aware of BIM will know who David Philp is, but for any newcomer to the idea of digitising construction...
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BIM: Developing a Digital Built Britain

John Eynon, Chair of the CIC South East Regional BIM Hub, considers how BIM and the smart city concept work together and whether we are at the point where this can be taken forward… In considering how BIM and the smart city concept can work together and to what benefit,...