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2016 and the adoption of BIM Level 2

Hinesh Mistry, Water Global Technology Leader – BIM, at CH2M HILL explains why he is confident that the UK construction industry is meeting BIM Level 2, and that we can go even further… Back in 2011, the deadline was set to produce and adopt a UK standard for Building Information...
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A guardian for BIM

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the next generation of digital representation for architectural projects, says Lance Altizer, Marketing Director for Guardian Europe… Whereas previous digital objects have been used to quickly and easily port 2D or 3D images into systems like CAD (Computer Aided Design), BIM takes a new approach...
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A timber frame manufacturer’s BIM learning curve

Paul Hanney, Senior Designer at Fforest Timber Engineering Ltd in Gorseinon, Swansea – one of the earliest adopters of Horizon – describes the lessons learned through its inaugural BIM project: the construction of new buildings at Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd, a designated Welsh medium school in Newtown, Powys... Case Study As the...
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BIM certification awarded to HLM

Architect firm HLM has been awarded BIM certification ahead of the government’s April deadline for public sector projects… From April this year all public sector projects will be required to meet Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 standards. As the sector readies itself for change some firms are getting ahead...
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The road to our digital built future

John Eynon, Chair of The BIM Regions South East outlines the future of our digital built environment… It’s 2016 and another New Year. But for the UK BIM movement this one is very different and special. The BIM Level 2 target is this year! When the UK Construction Strategy first set this...
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Concurrency for BIM

Having recently published volume one of its BIM Digest, which offers a comprehensive guide to BIM through the views, opinions and observations of leading market professionals, Stephan Jones, Segment Manager at Trimble company, Amtech, outlines the benefits of concurrency for BIM… With the UK government BIM level 2 mandate deadline...

3D Geological Models – A robust platform to build upon

 In recent years BIM has focused on the built aspects of construction, however the ground conditions are arguably equally if not more important. Unexpected ground conditions are the most common cause of site delays and can result in significant financial costs. This can be attributed to substandard approaches to...
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BIM: Starting with the Design

Some say BIM is a type of software. Others say BIM is the 3D virtual model of buildings. Many say BIM is a process or BIM is nothing more than the collection of all building data organized into a structure database easy to query both in a visual and a...

Linking BIM, GSL and the future NHS Estates frameworks

Karl Redmond, BIM4HEALTH & BIM4SME representative and Director at Bowman Riley Innovate & Healthcare details how the future NHS Estates frameworks will fully support the BIM and GSL agenda…  The future of the NHS and all its many agendas, groups and countless chiefs have been given what some see as...
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First 12 months sees widespread use of NBS BIM Object Standard

The NBS BIM Object Standard is not tied to a particular software package, but is platform neutral and tailored to supporting all file formats as well as open standards such as buildingSMART’s IFC...

BIM 4 FM – May the force be with you

Mike Packham, Partner of Bernard Williams Associates and BIFM member provides the highlights from May Winfield’s recent presentation examining the dark side of the legal issues surrounding BIM and the FM sector… As I sit writing this article the latest film in the Star Wars series (The Force Awakens) is...

Solibri acquired by Nemetschek

Software provider Nemetschek AG has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Solibri Inc., based in Helsinki, Finland. Nemetschek successfully beat several other potential buyers because of its group structure with an independent brand offering Solibri is a globally leading and internationally aligned provider of software solutions for the...

BSI, BIM, compliance and capability

With the government mandate for all government projects in the UK to be level 2 BIM compliant by 2016, Andrew Butterfield, Global Head of Construction explains how BSI can help organisations become BIM-ready For today’s CEO in the construction industry, the drive for faster, more efficient delivery of infrastructure or...

2025 vision – a construction industry for the future

Nick Nisbet, Technical Coordinator for buildingSMART UKI details how the UK can meet the vision set out in the Construction 2025 strategy… Our industry’s vision of 2025 includes four stark ambitions: 33% lower costs, 50% lower emissions, 50% faster delivery and 50% improvement in the import/export balance. But these are...

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