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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.

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Study reveals the benefits of BIM

A new study has shown BIM offers substantial benefits to the construction sector, allowing information mobility and pushing down costs… US firm Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with Bentley Systems has released a study outlining the benefits of building information modelling (BIM). BIM, which enables the exchange of information on...
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New initiative will help prepare for BIM mandate

A new joint venture has been launched to provide help to ensure manufacturers are prepared to meet the April 2016 BIM mandate The Construction Products Association (CPA), BIM4M2, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and the National Building Specification (NBS) have come together in a joint initiative aimed...

The specialist contractor – BIM ready?

Joe Cilia, Technical Manager at FIS considers whether specialist contractors are ready for the government’s mandating of level 2 BIM on centrally procured projects by March 2016… Being BIM-ready or BIM-compliant (to level 2) is a buzz phrase we hear more and more frequently. But what must specialist contractors do...
ROI

Getting a structured BIM Strategy

In 2011 the UK Government Construction Strategy mandated the use of Level 2 BIM on all public sector projects by 2016. Recently the promotors of this initiative declared that this bold decision, which led to government and the construction industry working together, was a success, since it contributed to...
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The contractual implications of BIM

Shona Frame, Partner at international law firm CMS considers the legal implications of BIM in contractual documentation… Much has been done in relation to the technical aspects of BIM and its implementation. However, there has been less focus on the legal aspects and specifically how to dovetail the technical requirements...
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BSI launches BIM verification scheme

BSI has launched a new verification scheme to help contractors discern which firms are capable of delivering projects using BIM technology… Building information modelling (BIM) has become a significant part of the construction process, saving time and money. Recognising the value of the technology, the government ordered all public sector...
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Defining Digital Built Britain

Paul Oakley, BRE BIM Director examines the current state of play in the drive for coordinated data standards for information exchange, in order to deliver on the Digital Built Britain goals… The BIM Level 3 vision for Digital Built Britain involves seamless information sharing across semantically linked systems using open...
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BIM – a tale of two SME futures

Paul Reeve, Director of Business Services at the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), looks at what needs to be done to boost supply chain readiness for the government’s April 2016 BIM threshold We are now only months away from the government’s stated deadline for centrally procured construction projects to be ‘Level...

The November edition of BIM Today is now live!

Welcome to the Autumn edition of BIM Today – another packed edition examining all that is BIM...

An FM Perspective of BIM in Healthcare

Given the government’s imminent deadline (end 2016) for Level 2 BIM, new and exciting ways of working will soon be available to NHS Estates and Facilities teams However, given today’s exceedingly tight finances, it may still be many years, possibly decades, before a significant proportion of the NHS estate is...

BIM – is infrastructure an exception?

Nick Nisbet examines how we ensure that infrastructure doesn’t get left behind in the BIM journey… The lorries took the ‘B of the Bang’ sculpture away. Perhaps they should have also taken the B of the BIM. Is BIM exceptional? It is simply sharable, structured asset information. It isn’t about a...

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...
structural designer

Tekla Launches Structural Designer

Tekla Structural Designer’s sophisticated loading and analysis functionality, fully automated design, high-quality documentation and seamless BIM collaboration allows engineers to analyse and design buildings more efficiently and cost-effectively

Knowledge transformation for BIM implementation

At The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 5th BIM conference, Nathan Baker, Director of Engineering Knowledge for ICE set out how we can transform our industry by transforming our knowledge… Following on from the announcement from Terry Stocks, Level 2 BIM Delivery Director at BIS (Department for Business Innovation and...

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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.