BIM

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.

sketchup 2021 

Enscape for Mac open beta now available for SketchUp 2021 

Enscape, a leading provider of real-time rendering, virtual reality, and design workflow technology for the global AEC industry, announces an open beta of Enscape for Mac, available to SketchUp 2021 users.
What is Part L Field view Trimple Viewpoint

What is Part L and are you ready for it?

What is Part L and how can you capture photographic evidence using Trimble Viewpoint’s Field View solution? Here we find out.
Digital Twin Design

Winners of Bentley Education’s Digital Twin Design Challenge announced

Bentley Systems, Incorporated has announced the winners of Bentley Education’s Digital Twin Design Challenge.
construction common digital language

Steering committee established for implementing common digital language

A steering committee of major international construction industry stakeholders has been set up to facilitate the implementation and development of a common digital language.
BricsCAD

The future of CAD software: 20 years on with BricsCAD

PBC Today speaks with Rahul Kejriwal, CEO of CAD platform developer Bricsys, to discuss the future of CAD software 20 years after the launch of BricsCAD.
simulation technology

The role of simulation technology in digital twins

The latest webinar hosted by AMC Bridge saw a panel of experts explore the role of some simulation technology in the accurate modelling of products, systems and processes.
design and build

Is design and build ready for BIM?

This widespread adoption of the BIM process and its associated technologies within the top tier of UK construction companies has created a digital Transformation revolution within the industry in recent years - it is now making waves within the design and build sector. Alex Turner, group BIM manager at Oktra, takes a look.
digital mock-ups

Glaucon: Extending the reality of digital mock-ups with VR, AR and XR

Foster + Partners’ Applied Research + Development (ARD) team are investigating the possibility of deploying digital mock-ups to address some of the challenges that physical mock-ups pose.
Construction IT

Is your construction IT team ready for digital transformation?

With the industry at the mercy of intense global competition for construction IT talent, Walter Hume of Rimini Street discusses the potential impacts on digital transformation.

National Tree Map helps improve biodiversity in London

A project targeting biodiversity gain and climate change resilience in Bloomsbury, London is turning to data captured by Bluesky International’s National Tree Map to ensure proposals are built on evidence-based solutions.
precast detailing

How BIM changes physical outcomes in precast detailing

Precast detailing reinforced with BIM offers transformational advantages and an overall increase in project ROI, explains Bhushan Avsatthi, Hitech CADD Services.
ESG loans

Data will be key to unlocking the potential of ESG loans

Construction must embrace BIM and innovation to demonstrate credible sustainability strategies and strong environmental practices, argues Irina Leigh, production innovation architect at L&Q and workstream lead at COLAB.
gender equality and BIM

Sustainability, gender equality and BIM

Rebecca De Cicco, global chair for Women in BIM and principal, digital enablement at Aurecon explains the importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for gender equality and BIM.
severe flood risk

Alleviating severe flood risk, supplying natural resources

Liaoning Water used OpenRoads and OpenBuildings to cut design error by 90% on the Dongtaizi Reservoir project, helping mitigate future severe flood risks to the area.
housing demand

The housing demand for simulation

Ian Risk from the Centre for Modelling & Simulation explores the critical role that simulation plays in creating digital twins and enabling the construction sector to meet the demands of our changing world.
Construction 4.0

Construction 4.0 – how will an evolution in planning tools pave the way for...

Graeme Cooke, commercial director at DEF Software, explores how Construction 4.0 will revolutionise planning tools and pave the way for local authorities.
safer homes

3D models: Why a smarter approach is the key to better, safer homes

Helen Rogers, product director at Civica, explores how robust data and modelling can help housing providers deliver safer homes.
smart buildings and sustainability

Accelerating smart buildings and sustainability

Sodexo, in partnership with L Marks, has selected five start-ups to take part in a 10-week programme to road-test their propositions in a bid to find innovative new solutions in the areas of smart buildings and sustainability, as well as employee experience. Julie Ennis, CEO corporate services, Sodexo UK & Ireland takes a look at the finalists.
state of UK BIMvideo

[Video] The state of UK BIM: ISO 19650 vs. BS1192 and the information delivery...

Ben Wallbank, BIM strategy and partnerships manager for Viewpoint, breaks down what ISO 19650 is, what it looks like in practice and how it compares to previous standards, in this state of UK BIM series.
real-time visualisation

Why your firm needs real-time visualisation tools to stay competitive

Real-time visualisation is the future of architectural imagery. And the future is now. Using software plugins like Enscape, architects and BIM specialists are instantly and intuitively rendering realistic views of their projects, saving their firms time and money.
implementing BIM

How implementing BIM contributes to greater sustainability goals

Implementing BIM at the initial stages of a project can play a pivotal role in achieving sustainability goals, says Stewart Bailey, founder and director of Virtual Viewing and MiHub.
communication and collaboration

The golden age of communication and collaboration

Throughout the past couple years, the construction industry has made some major strides – arguably some of its biggest. The ways of the world, in a way, forced the industry to adapt quickly and adopt (to technology) even quicker.
sustainable design

Software for sustainable design

Pelin Haynes, Professional Services Consultant at Graphisoft UK Ltd., tell us how digital technologies can enable sustainable design.
KCACTF regional awards

Vectorworks, Inc announces winners of 2022 KCACTF regional awards

In its sixth year as a sponsor, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s KCACTF regional awards.
Czech construction

Digital transformation of the Czech construction Industry

The Norwegian construction software provider Cobuilder and the Czech Standardisation Agency have signed an agreement to support digital transformation of the Czech construction industry.
offsite manufacturing techniques

Powerproject underpins Willmott Dixon’s move to modern off-site manufacturing techniques

Willmott Dixon is pioneering offsite manufacturing techniques nationally after winning awards for its prefabricated construction of the University of Warwick’s Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building.

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BIM

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.