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BIM - The definitive guide to all things BIM. Whether its news, software, updates, training and implementation. Hear from leading contributors such Anne Kemp, Mark Bew, David Philp.

The BIM Delivery Cube

The BIM Delivery Cube

Tim Cole, Executive Vice President, Research & Development at Causeway and Bill Healy, Chair of the BIM Technology Alliance explains how the BIM Delivery Cube will support industry adoption of BIM, and why it was developed To unlock the potential of BIM we need to consider the questions that BIM adopters...
The toolkit for BIM – completing the jigsaw

The toolkit for BIM – completing the jigsaw

Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation at NBS, discusses the digital toolkit that will complete the Level 2 BIM suite and how it will enable everyone in the industry to use BIM as an integral part of their everyday working lives The previous issue of BIM Today carried the...
BIM and the SME: future-proofing operations

BIM and the SME: future-proofing operations

Alan Muse, Director of Built Environment Professional Groups at RICS argues that without the engagement of SMEs in the BIM process, the UK could stand to lose its global competitiveness in the long term Building Information Modelling (BIM) has come into sharp focus in recent years, particularly given the Government...
BIM and the data challenge

BIM and the data challenge

In developing data solutions for BIM Maturity Level 2, we also need to have in mind the future needs of Level 3 and beyond. Steve Thompson, Chair of BIM4M2 and Market Manager for Construction & Infrastructure at Tata Steel evaluates the product information required and how it can be...
BIM and the landscape architect

BIM and the landscape architect

Martyn Horne of the Landscape Institute’s BIM Working Group highlights how landscape architects can collaborate and share information with their project teams in the evolving process of BIM Any person or company setting out on the BIM journey may understandably think that BIM and its associated term, the Building Information...
Government Soft Landings within the BIM environment

Government Soft Landings in the BIM environment

Sarah Birchall, Sustainability Engineer with the research and consultancy organisation BSRIA Ltd, describes what is required by Government Soft Landings The word BIM is everywhere at the moment, and every now and then Government Soft Landings (GSL) is also mentioned in the same sentence, but there is still some confusion...
Dr Anne Kemp, Chair, BIM4IUK enthuses about the potential of blending the BIM vision with that of geographic principles and how it could be utilised to deliver major infrastructure projects…

BIM and GIS: A harmonious future?

Dr Anne Kemp, Chair, BIM4IUK enthuses about the potential of blending the BIM vision with that of geographic principles and how it could be utilised to deliver major infrastructure projects I believe that the convergence of BIM and geospatial in delivering major infrastructure projects is a game changer. But it...
BIM for clients – an EIR is key

BIM for clients – an EIR is key

Karen Alford, BIM Project Executive at the Environment Agency discusses what is essential for a client who is implementing BIM in their organisation… The Environment Agency is mandated to deliver Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Government Soft Landings (GSL) by 2016 as part of its commitment to the Government Construction...
Completing Level 2 BIM

Completing Level 2 BIM

Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation and Head of BIM at RIBA Enterprises details the development of a digital toolkit which will guide industry to complete Level 2 BIM In September of last year, a team led by NBS, with colleagues from BIM Academy, BDP, Laing O’Rourke, Mott MacDonald,...
Adoption of BIM by product manufacturers

Adoption of BIM by product manufacturers

Chris Witte, BIM4M2 Steering Group examines the recent BIM survey by Chris Ashworth, BIM4M2 Promotions Working Group Chair and Director of Competitive Advantage There are a lot of BIM surveys out there. They are all interesting to product manufacturers, but they don’t really address our concerns or reflect our progress...
BIM for coastal defences: A client’s perspective

BIM for coastal defences: A client’s perspective

In the first of a series of interviews with Carl Green, Head of Engineering Services for Wyre Council, we follow the progress throughout the construction and operation of the Fylde Peninsula Coastal Programme – the world’s first BIM coastal defence scheme The Fylde Peninsula Coastal Programme (FPCP) is a partnership...
BIM4M2 education –the tools you need

BIM4M2 education –the tools you need

Richard Blakesley, Chair of BIM4M2 Education Group and Managing Director of Howitt Consulting, describes how the group works to educate, inform and encourage action to satisfy a BIM journey You only have to mention the term “BIM” to a building product manufacturer and you will be certain to elicit a...
BIM – a digitised construction world

BIM – a digitised construction world

Peter Caplehorn, Chair of BSI’s Strategic Committee for Construction and Deputy Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association shares his thoughts on BIM For a very long time there has been nothing as influential as BIM or as change generating with the potential to affect the business operations of everyone...

BIM – The legal framework

Julian Booth and Louise Forbes of law firm Olswang, consider the Construction Industry Council’s BIM protocol and how it might be amended for anyone commencing a BIM-led development As with any industry paradigm shift, the arrival and growing popularity of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry has prompted...