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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.

Digital production leaves lithographic printing behind

Hewlett Packard outlines how the installation of the fifth HP PageWide XL 8000 large format printer completes the UK Hydro­graphic Office's transformation to digital Ten years after the UK Hydro­graphic Office set out to transi­tion from analogue to digital print production, the journey has been completed with the installation of the...

Level of definition with BIM

Understanding the appropriate level of definition (LOD) throughout a project is vital to implement BIM efficiently and successfully. Here, Duncan Reed, Digital Construction Process Manager at Trimble explains more BIM is a process that can bring efficiencies to a company’s existing practices in order to deliver projects quickly, competently and...

Project management and bad assumptions

Good project management means the ability to deal with, and avoid bad assumptions, as detailed here by Notable In 2003, the German and Switzerland governments decided to boost the relationship between the two countries and foster economic trade via road. They agreed to build the Laufenburg Bridge connecting Germany and...

How does BIM aid sustainability?

BIM and the new dimension of sustainability that it brings are discussed here by Nick Tune, CEO of coBuilder UK

Bluebeam – Can You Supplement BIM With 3D PDFs?

Adrian Slatter, Sales and Marketing Director, Design Software Solutions explains how BIM and virtual design is revolutionising the construction industry For many project teams, virtual design and construction and BIM are opening up a whole new world where products and materials are specified in models and clashes are detected before...

First Scottish firm receives BIM Level 2 certification

McLaughlin & Harvey has become the first construction firm in Scotland to gain BIM Level 2 certification from BRE A Scottish firm has become the first in the nation to be awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. McLaughlin & Harvey, who operate throughout the UK and Ireland, work...

The Extinction Agenda

John Eynon asks where you stand on the extinction agenda – do we evolve as an industry or risk becoming extinct? It might just be me, but I can definitely feel the winds of change blowing through our industry. It isn’t just about BIM, but all sorts of things and challenges...

How to get efficient data management from BIM

Driving efficient data management from BIM and how to become a digital enterprise is examined by Graeme Forbes of Clearbox As we continue forward on the digital journey how far do we go until we step back and re-examine the outcomes to question the process and the objectives that got...

Level 3 BIM and the data explosion

Level 3 BIM, location intelligence, and the explosion of data are all considered here by Paul Marshall of Landmark Information Group The AGI’s Foresight 2020 report contained some astonishing facts and stats relating to big data and the management and analytical value of data that is being captured and utilised,...

BIM component library launched by Highways England

A new digital component library has been launched by Highways England for use on highways projects A new digital library has been launched by Highways England containing building information modelling (BIM) models for highways projects. The Digital Component Library (DCL) was created by Graduate BIM Technician Faris Mahder, of Costain. It...

FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 2.1

Business Development Manager Rachel Waite discusses the launch of FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 2.1, and what’s to come It’s a very exciting time for us here at FenestraPro and our users as we accelerate our development and launch Version 2.1 of FenestraPro Premium for Revit and quickly move to a...

Smart cities are not a priority for councils

New research has revealed smart cities are not deemed a strategic priority for the majority of local authorities across the UK Leading designer and manufacturer of streetlighting equipment Lucy Zodion has released new research highlighting how many councils are not pushing a smart city agenda. The research showed there are barriers...

BIM and the future of regulation compliance

Regulation compliance through BIM is now a feasible option thanks to the findings from the RegBIM project, as Paul Oakley, Associate Director BIM at BRE explains One of the forecasted benefits of BIM is the automatic checking and validation of requirements for rules-based compliance such as Planning, Building Regulations and...

BIM will play a significant role in the future

BIM will be the future of the construction industry, according to Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Centre… A survey of 100 people revealed building information modelling (BIM) is currently being used or piloted by some 49 per cent of respondents. In the next 12 months it is expected a further 10 per...

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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.