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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.

RICS research reveals the potential of BIM

RICS research reveals the potential of BIM

New research reports from the RICS have shown the potential of BIM in the built environment Three new research reports from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have revealed the vital role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the built environment. BIM, which has grown significantly over the last few...
BIM and COBie: Singing from the same spreadsheet

BIM and COBie: Singing from the same spreadsheet

Matt Crunden, Training and BIM Manager at Legrand and member of the BIM4M2 Working Group, explores the premise of the PDT and highlights why manufacturers need to be informed – as well as what they should be doing next Building Information Modelling (BIM) requires product data in a structured format...
The Future of BIM

The Future of BIM

The Future of BIM – that is quite a bold topic to tackle for my first article. So first off maybe I ought to introduce myself, my company and where we fit into the amazing world of BIM. I’ve been involved in technology for over twenty years, I clearly remember...
EIR – Leading from the front

EIR – Leading from the front

Jason Whittall, Director of Architecture & BIM for One Creative Environments Ltd details the development of an EIR and where the client should start their journey… "Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn’t we keep the P.C. on the Q.T? 'Cause if it leaks to the V.C....
Scottish BIM survey launched

Scottish BIM survey launched

The Scottish BIM Task Group is set to conduct a survey, which will help develop the next stage of the BIM strategy in the nation... Building information modelling (BIM) is undoubtedly an integral part of the construction process and is being embraced more frequently in the public sector, in particular....
BIM for Manufacturers Seminar

BIM for Manufacturers Seminar

Help with the Journey - 28th July 2015, The Building Centre, London It is now only a few months until all public sector projects will require the supply chain to use BIM Level 2 and there are lots of examples where developers and clients have adopted BIM on their projects...
Digitising Built Britain and BIM: Efficiency for the SME

The necessity to participate in BIM

Raj Chawla, Vice Chair at BIM4SME analyses the challenges, issues, and benefits that the SME community face in the BIM process, arguing that to participate is necessary to gain efficiency What is Building Information Modelling (BIM)? It is a revolution that is occurring in construction and the built environment. BIM...
We need to talk about BIM

We need to talk about BIM

Nick Nisbet, Director at AEC3 Ltd and Technical Coordinator for buildingSMART wants us to be clear-headed when talking about BIM I’m reliably informed that if you take enough psychedelic drugs, the whole world around you merges into a wonderful tapestry of luminous colours and textures. As when browsing impressionist paintings...

The RICS BIM4SME Awards 2015

The first RICS BIM4SME Awards ceremony took place last night at the Westminster Boating Base venue in London, celebrating the best of BIM in SMEs Hosted by Stefan Mordue of NBS and author of a number of publications including the ‘NBS BIM Object Standard’ and co-author of the new book...
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Open standards for open BIM

Dr Anne Kemp, Chair, BIM4IUK and Vice Chair of BuildingSMART reflects on recent discussions surrounding BIM in terms of the route to a Digital Built Britain and open standards
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How to move faster: Collaborating in the cloud

Tracey Saunders, Sales & Marketing Manager at Asite details collaboration in the cloud - Adoddle has quickly become the collaboration platform for many
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Moving to Level 3 BIM

Reports would have you believe that the design team is endangered due to the continued traction Building Information Modelling (BIM) is gaining in our industry and the belief that BIM is a panacea that automates design. The Government requires that all centrally procured projects are compliant with Integration Level...

The 2014 BIM message

As we enter another busy year for BIM processes, PBC Today outlines some of the key messages from 2014 by David Philp. 2014 was undoubtedly a busy year for the UK BIM Task Group, and with the 2016 deadline looming for all centrally procured projects to use Level 2 BIM,...
BIM4Water

The water sector’s journey to BIM

Jon de Souza, Business Improvement Manager, Galliford Try and Chair, BIM4Water details the challenges of incorporating BIM in the water sector and how BIM4Water are addressing the issues
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The latest edition of BIM Today is now live!

Welcome to the Spring edition of BIM Today. Opening this bumper publication is an interview with Jon Kerbey, Director at HS2, who explains how BIM will be utilised on the UK’s first high speed rail endeavour. In the interview, he outlines how HS2 has a duty as a major infrastructure...
The NBS National BIM Survey results

The NBS National BIM Survey results

Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive at NBS and RIBA Enterprises, analyses the results of the fifth annual NBS National BIM Survey The fifth annual NBS National BIM Survey has turned out to be one of the most intriguing yet. The UK construction industry has emerged from its longest recession in living...
Are you BIM ready? What to ask of your business

Are you BIM ready? What to ask of your business

In part 1 of a series of articles, NBS asks if you are BIM ready, and outline what your business needs to do before 2016 The UK Government has mandated that all centrally-funded work is to be undertaken using BIM by 2016. This is now less than 12 months away,...
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Housing a BIM revolution

When it comes to BIM, the housing sector has very much been a latecomer in terms of implementation says Andrew Carpenter, Chair of BIM4Housing
Level 2 BIM by 2016? Help!

Level 2 BIM by 2016? Help!

John Eynon, Chair of the South East Regional BIM Hub, architect, writer and blogger, describes how to meet the impending BIM deadline and proves there is nothing to fear If you’re new to BIM then welcome to a world that is as exciting and challenging as it is intimidating. You...
Surviving the BIM revolution

Surviving the BIM revolution

Karen Alford, BIM Project Executive at the Environment Agency discusses how industry can adapt to the BIM revolution by utilising the standards and data currently available I recently read one of Charles Darwin’s quotations from 1809; “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent...
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BIM processes for infrastructure projects

Egis have experience in BIM processes for infrastructure projects especially in facilities constructed on the ground or under the ground
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BIM Level 2 Compliance and Implementation

Our Building Information Modelling (BIM) journey began in January 2014 with a significant investment in BIM neutral collaborative software. This software is fully integrated across 2D and 3D measurement and billing, 4D planning and programming and 5D costing. Services include: Bills of Quantities and cost plans 2D to 3D modelling ...

PROFILE: BIM for surveys – a model of excellence

Through a combination of its highly experienced, knowledgeable personnel and the latest cutting-edge technologies, Murphy Surveys is at the forefront of delivering expert survey solutions. Commenting on the growth and expansion of the company since its foundation, Kai Duebbert, Managing Director of Murphy Surveys explains: “We’ve grown considerably and established...

BIMXtra delivers an integrated digital handover

Andy Boutle, BIM Manager at Kier Construction Eastern outlines the benefits of using BIMXtra… In what is otherwise a complex manual process, Kier Construction and LSI Architects have delivered an integrated digital handover of some student residences for the University of East Anglia using the leading edge Clearbox solution, BIMXtra....
BIM4FitOut – Tools of trade

BIM4FitOut – Tools of trade

Mark Norton, Chair of BIM4FitOut and ISG’s Head of BIM for Fitout and Engineering Services describes the latest tools on offer to encourage and assist those embarking on BIM implementation During 2014 and so far in 2015, we have seen a marked change in Building Information Modelling and its take...
The NBS BIM Toolkit evolution

The NBS BIM Toolkit evolution

Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation at the NBS, outlines how the NBS BIM Toolkit has been received around the country and what happens next Back in 2010, I remember listening to Paul Morrell, the then chief construction adviser, present the government’s Construction Strategy and being inspired by the...

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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.