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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.

BIM: Embracing innovation in housing

Paul Surin, Vice-Chairman of BIM4M2, and a member of the Built Environment Executive for the IET, evaluates the role of BIM for innovation in housing and describes how it can help overcome the performance gap, leading to a reduction in carbon emissions The long anticipated government deadline for adopting, and...

Boosting business with buy-in BIM

One of the most reliable ways  for businesses to break the BIM barrier is to buy-in BIM expertise and services. Trimble MEP outlines how. More than a month on from April’s BIM mandate for all publically procured projects, and the 2016 NBS National BIM Survey has revealed that the construction industry is not...

BIM for Landscape: signposting for success

Mike Shilton, Chair of the Landscape Institute’s BIM Working Group, announces the imminent release of their BIM for Landscape guide which is intended to provide signposting for those wishing to become BIM compliant The Landscape Institute is excited to be publishing ‘BIM for Landscape’ in late May – the first...

BIM and the Holy Grail of structured information

Paul Oakley, Associate Director BIM at BRE, argues that the Holy Grail for BIM relies on a plain language dictionary for the delivery of structured information Building Information Modelling (BIM) -- the Holy Grail of Digital Built Britain -- has been targeted with reducing lifecycle costs of buildings by 33%,...

CDM2015 and BIM synergy

David Carr, Managing Director of Callsafe Services Limited, argues that if BIM systems are used on a project and have not been integrated with the CDM2015, we will have missed a unique opportunity… The Building Information Modelling (BIM) process requirements and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) requirements...

Cybersecurity – Risk Management is a board problem now

As the construction sector becomes increasingly digitised it faces new challenges. Andrew Taylor, CEO of  BronzeyeIBRM talks about risk management and its role in tackling cybersecurity... “It is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”.         Charles Darwin Risk management is now top of the...

Reaching BIM Level 2 compliance

Terry Mundy, of Lloyd’s Register outlines the requirements and routes to BIM Level 2 certification... BIM Level 2 compliance The requirements and the route to BIM Level 2 certification is clear for tier 1 contractors but less so for their supply chain who need to be familiar with the plethora of standards, protocols,...

A Data-Driven Approach

Paul Marshall, of the Landmark Information Group outlines why a data-driven approach is vital for the construction sector... Within the last month, we have seen the deadline come and go for the adoption of Level 2 BIM. It was five years in the planning since the government announced its original plans...

BIM4Landscape to run online Question & Answer session

BIM4Landscape outlines the details of an online Question & Answer session set to be held on 18 April The newly formed BIM4Landscape group are hosting an online question and answers session as their inaugural event. This is a lunchtime event on Monday 18th April from 12-1 over people’s lunch breaks,...

Practical ‘BIM’ for the SME builder sector

Joanna Mulgrew, Marketing & Product Development Director, HBXL Building Software outlines how SMEs can embrace BIM...  BIM has been around for quite some time shaping some of the biggest building and industrial projects in the country.  Forming part of the government’s Construction Strategy to make the sector more efficient, it is already well...

Analogue villains in a digital world

The world has become increasingly digitalised and construction, as well as wider society, must adapt. John Eynon, Consultant at Open Water Consulting explains... The saga of the Hatton Garden burglary is topical, but somehow it struck me as a metaphor for change. The judge in the case described the gang as "old school...

BIM, IoT, big data: A vision for a data enabled built environment

Graeme Forbes, Managing Director, Clearbox talks about BIM, the Internet of Things and big data in the built environment... The building information modelling (BIM) journey is underway and accelerating across the globe. Those now wishing to tender for UK Government funded projects are required to demonstrate their ability to work with and...

Built heritage and BIM

Damien Campbell-Bell, Geomatics Officer at Wessex Archaeology examines the role BIM can play in built heritage projects, and the challenges it can present... Our previous articles have given an overview of BIM and Archaeology and discussed infrastructure specifically. In our final article, we look at the application of BIM to built heritage...

Minister says Germany must embrace BIM

The German Transport and Digital Infrastructure Minister has said using BIM must become standard practice for construction projects in the nation… Building information modelling (BIM) already has a strong foothold in the UK. On 4 April, a new mandate requiring all public sector tenders to use firms that are BIM...

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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.