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NBS BIM Toolkit

NBS BIM Toolkit moves out of beta

The NBS BIM Tookit has moved out of beta status, marking its true readiness for project use, and serving as yet another sign of Level 2 BIM’s transition from a government initiative to an industry standard… Less than six months since its initial release at BIM Show Live in Manchester,...
data management

A smart approach to BIM data management

Document management is crucial in the building and planning sectors with organisations often working on many, varied projects simultaneously.
BIM FM

BIM for FM – Progressing the case

Mike Packham, Partner of Bernard Williams Associates and BIFM member details how BIM and Soft Landings have progressed recently with guidance from bodies such as BSRIA It has been a few months since I last put pen to paper on the subject of BIM/Soft Landings. In the interim, the 2016...
data

How to make your data work in BIM

Karen Alford, BIM Project Executive at the Environment Agency explains how to gather shareable and verifiable data and its key to asset delivery in a BIM project… The deadline for BIM level 2 on government projects is getting closer, but what will project and asset delivery look like during 2016. Building...
BIM

What’s new about BIM?

Nick Nisbet, Director at AEC3 Ltd and Technical Coordinator for buildingSMART asks whether BIM is so new, after all…    Last year I was challenged to say if I thought AEC3 could claim to be the best BIM consultancy in the world. Let’s just add ‘probably’ and look at some history. AEC3...
collaboration

The BIM challenge: Collaboration at the core

In today’s construction industry, BIM is increasingly accepted as a modern design process, enabling improved multi-disciplinary integration and the ability to detect and resolve design issues earlier in the process where they have most potential to be resolved efficiently.
blue print

Putting BIM to work

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has fast become an essential in today’s construction industry. The challenge faced by management teams now is to integrate the vast amount of data available in the most useful, accessible way, so that it can support effective decision making.
keep it simple

A viewpoint on the Product Data Template

Andrew Minson, Executive Director of The Concrete Centre and British Precast details the possible journey to the common formatting of product data and how it will enable BIM to work… How does a project team develop a 3D model at design stage which contains within it all the information traditionally...
3 key pillars

The 3 key pillars of BIM adoption in the UK

As Peter Hansford nears the end of his Government Chief Construction Adviser role, he provides a retrospective look at the adoption of BIM highlighting 3 key areas that have enabled the UK to become a world leader… As I approach the end of my term as Government Chief Construction Adviser...
building

Building a future with the latest interactive technology

Martin Large, CEO Steljes details the benefits of utilising technology within construction and how the BIM process will be central to achieving results… Technology may play a key role in building and product design in the construction industry. However, in comparison to many other sectors, the use of technology on...
digital building

Less than one in six firms are BIM ready

A survey has revealed significant numbers of firms will not be in a position to use BIM on projects, despite BIM Level 2 deadlines approaching… From 2016 all public sector contracts must involve the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). However, with the deadline looming a new survey has revealed...

SketchUp 2015 and it’s interoperability with BIM

With the recent launch of SketchUp 2015, the latest edition of the 3D modelling platform from Trimble Buildings Group.
Optimising your BIM workstation

Optimising your BIM workstation

Building Information Modelling, Computer-Aided Design, and Visualisation projects are becoming more complex and demanding, ensuring that your hardware is up to the challenge is essential.
microphone podium

Speakers announced for London and South East BIM Regions event

The speakers have now been revealed for the first in a series of events dedicated to BIM… London and the South East BIM Regions alongside the University of Westminster are hosting a number of BIM events. The first of which will be hosted on the 14 October. Now, the speakers have...