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Excitech Infrastructure Forum open for registration

Join the experts discussing BIM and the progress being made in the field on the 29 April by registering for the Excitech Infrastructure Forum BIM is quickly becoming a vital part of the construction process. On the 29 April, the Excitech Infrastructure Forum will gather together experts to discuss the...
Open standards for open BIM

Open standards for open BIM

Dr Anne Kemp, Chair, BIM4IUK and Vice Chair of BuildingSMART reflects on recent discussions surrounding BIM in terms of the route to a Digital Built Britain and open standards I’ve recently become Vice Chair of BuildingSMART UK and Ireland, and over the past 2 weeks I have been getting familiar...
The BIM menu of information

The BIM menu of information

Steve Thompson, Chair of BIM4M2 and Market Manager for Construction and Infrastructure at Tata Steel discusses the game-changing potential in efficiency improvements that BIM offers, but says it will only be deliverable consistently with clear definitions of what information is required and a menu of information for a project...
The government is a driving force behind BIM

The government is a driving force behind BIM

A new survey has revealed the government is a major driving force behind the adoption of Building Information Modelling Building Information Modelling (BIM) has continued to grow over the last few years, and is seen as a way of reducing costs, time, and carbon emissions during the construction process. While...
BIM for coastal defences: Identifying data

BIM for coastal defences: Identifying data

In the second 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 Fylde Peninsula Coastal Programme (FPCP) is a partnership between Wyre Council, Blackpool Council, Fylde Council and...
BIM: Library objects for AEC industries

BIM: Library objects for AEC industries

Stephanie Kosandiak Lead Programme Manager for Construction at BSI and Nick Nisbet Lead Technical Author discuss how the BS 8541-5 Library objects for architecture series will impact BIM As BIM Level 2 becomes more widely adopted in the UK, BSI is delighted to be adding two new British Standards to...
NBS BIM Toolkit to support enhanced EIR

NBS BIM Toolkit to support enhanced EIR

Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation at the NBS, describes how the NBS BIM Toolkit is used to support Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) A set of Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) is a key document in the UK ‘standards’ (PAS1192-2) for anyone working to the Level 2 BIM process. It...
BIM hospital project bid race underway

BIM hospital project bid race underway

University College London Hospitals NHS Trust has called for contractors to put in their bids for a £50m BIM project... The £50m project will see the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust's Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital combined on a new site. It...
BIM: A view from the coalface

BIM: A view from the coalface

Terry Gough, BIM champion at Kent County Council outlines the challenges faced as a Client attempting to implement BIM technology, along with the challenges faced by working practices both in-house and with the supply chain This article is intended to help anyone embarking on a BIM journey by describing what...
The practical challenges of BIM

The practical challenges of BIM

Hinesh Mistry, Water Global Technology Leader – BIM, at CH2M HILL outlines the current challenges of BIM, but also the confidence within industry that challenges can be overcome In 2012 the UK Government mandated that construction firms must achieve Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) on all central government projects...
Atkins awarded HS2 BIM contract

Atkins awarded HS2 BIM contract

Construction company Atkins has been awarded a four year contract to provide BIM services for the High-speed rail project Under the four year contract, UK-based construction company Atkins will provide building information modelling (BIM) technical services. The company will provide professional support, assisting with the planning and delivery of BIM...
The Information Manager and BIM

The Information Manager and BIM

Steve Faulkner, Associate Director responsible for BIM Management at the structural engineering company Elliott Wood, and member of the BIM4SME Core Group, reviews the importance of the Information Manager The Government BIM Task Group is doing a sterling job in producing the BIM Level 2 Toolset. However, whilst the industry...

BIM: the story so far

Anthony Burd, Head of Market Development and Stephanie Kosandiak, Lead Programme Manager for Construction at BSI, outline the growing BIM landscape The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry previously relied on CAD and marked-up drawings to build. With the need to improve efficiency and reduce costs across the process, BIM...

BIM paves the way to success

Tahir Sharif EMEA Director Software Solutions at Leica Geosystems gives an overview of how BIM has been adopted throughout the construction industry…   As BIM (building information modelling) is increasingly being adopted as a standard in architecture and construction, civil engineers are now seeking to identify the role it can play...