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In a time where Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and digital evolution is revolutionising the way we work, live and explore, it’s no surprise that the reach of these technologies is branching out into the construction sector via the process of Building Information Modelling or ‘BIM’. BIM is the process of creating and managing information digitally across a construction projects life-cycle. It is the digital description of absolutely every aspect of the built asset. With every aspect detailed throughout the development, design, and construction phases it allows a collaborative information sharing platform which is constantly updated at key stages. 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.

road maintenance, digital twins

Joint venture to create sustainable road maintenance schemes

Costain, Highways England and the University of Cambridge will work together to develop sustainable roads using digital twins, intelligent materials, data science and robotic monitoring.
OPEN BIM,

OPEN BIM is key to the future of the building industry

OPEN BIM offers a more democratic and flexible approach to delivering buildings, bringing significant added value to clients.
bim and gis

Vectorworks joins Open Geospatial Consortium to boost BIM and GIS standards

3D design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks has joined the Open Geospatial Consortium to offer its expertise in connecting BIM and GIS workflows.
Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation

Creating a digitally enabled estate – in Antarctica

The team working on the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme is taking on a unique test. Andy Krebs, digital strategy lead at Ramboll, explains how digital is helping to deliver.
hospital construction,

Hospital construction: It’s been a difficult time…

The need for science, healthcare and hospitals is at an all-time high as a result of Covid-19. To meet the critical demand, the healthcare construction sector stepped up – even with construction teams facing bottlenecks, supply shortages and unpredictable delivery schedules. The remedy? BIM.
Buildability

The buildability gap

The use of highly sophisticated building models has transformed how we design the built environment. But, how can we design better for buildability?
vdc technology

A new wave of BIM/VDC technology: Bridging the gap between as-designed and as-built

The potential for BIM/VDC technology to revolutionise construction beyond the design and planning phase remains undeniable. What we need is a new approach, and new technology, says Simon Bae, CEO and co-founder of Cupix.
ISO 19650, infrastructure, BIM

How ISO 19650 will improve the infrastructure industry

What must the infrastructure industry do to maximise the opportunities presented by digital to enhance the delivery and performance of assets? Getting the basics of information management right is an essential starting point and ISO 19650 might just be the answer.
indoor mapping system

Uni of Oxford introduces new indoor mapping system

The University of Oxford has introduced a new indoor mapping system to provide more efficient methods of maintaining asset data.
digital twins

Building back better through digital twins

The need to share information and digital twin technology will help create a better built environment, says Paul Simpson of Recticel.
John Eynon

RIP John Eynon, UK BIM Alliance ambassador

John Eynon, a UK BIM Alliance ambassador and regular columnist for PBC Today and BIM Today, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 16 June.
bim workflows

Residential architecture & the pathway to BIM

This case study by Vectorworks looks at how A&Q Partnership utilised BIM workflows to deliver major urban regeneration projects.
RICS tech partner

Asite joins RICS Tech Partner Programme

Asite has joined the RICS Tech Affiliate Partner Programme to increase awareness and adoption of technology in the real estate and built environment sectors.
built environment tech, smart cities, AI

Joint venture to create smart cities of the future

Gammon Construction is partnering with Guildhawk, a tech-led language services consultancy, to bring built environment into the future and help enhance safety through digitisation.
bim implementation

Germany and Russia close in on UK’s European BIM leader status

The UK still leads the way for European countries implementing BIM, but Germany and Russia are ‘snapping at its heels’, according to research.
common data environment

Tilbury Douglas selects Asite’s common data environment

Tilbury Douglas has chosen the Asite Common Data Environment (CDE) to support the delivery of its construction projects across the UK.
digital twin street works

Evolving street works in the UK through data and digital twins

Michelle Scarsbrook, commercial sector director at Sopra Steria, explores how to minimise disruption to our roads by evolving street works through data and digital twins.
structural engineering software

Structural engineering software assists work on the Pontsteiger

SCIA Engineer’s structural engineering software assists engineers and subcontractors working on the Pontsteiger in Houthaven, Amsterdam.
aec solutions

Structural engineers use Nemetschek solutions for complex structures

Structural engineering and steel detailing provider, Connected Structural Group is using AEC solutions Bluebeam, SDS2, and RISA to build casinos, airports, hospitals, campuses, and other facilities.
construction product information

It’s time for fresh ideas on construction product data, not old hat

Darren Lester, founder and CEO of SpecifiedBy, explores the shortfalls of the proposed new Code for Construction Product Information and offers a constructive look to find more productive ways to move forward.
richard diehl award

Vectorworks names Leslie Majer Richard Diehl award winner

Continuing its support for emerging designers, Vectorworks has announced Leslie Majer as the Richard Diehl award winner for the fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship.
information management in construction

Report: Information management in construction can aid UK’s recovery

Every £1 invested in information management (IM) in the construction sector could secure up to £6 of labour time savings and boost government efforts to reach net zero carbon targets, according to a new report.
utility pole systems software

Bentley Systems acquires utility pole systems software

Bentley Systems has acquired SPIDA Software, developers of specialised software for the design, analysis and management of utility pole systems.
process transformation

Viewpoint collaborates with process transformation specialists

The collaboration with process transformation specialists RED Jam will enable customers to gain additional value from Viewpoint Field View™.
fabrication management information system

Graitec launches 2022 fabrication management information system

Graitec has released Advance Workshop 2022, a purpose-built fabrication management information system to give steel and rebar fabricators control over every stage of production.
digital twin solution

FARO acquires HoloBuilder to expand digital twin suite

3D measurement technology provider, FARO Technologies has expanded its digital twin product suite with the acquisition of HoloBuilder.

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In a time where Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and digital evolution is revolutionising the way we work, live and explore, it’s no surprise that the reach of these technologies is branching out into the construction sector via the process of Building Information Modelling or ‘BIM’.

BIM is the process of creating and managing information digitally across a construction projects life-cycle. It is the digital description of absolutely every aspect of the built asset. With every aspect detailed throughout the development, design, and construction phases it allows a collaborative information sharing platform which is constantly updated at key stages.

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.