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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.

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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Excitech Infrastructure Forum open for registration

Join the experts discussing BIM and the progress being made in the field on the 29 April by registering for the Excitech Infrastructure Forum BIM is quickly becoming a vital part of the construction process. On the 29 April, the Excitech Infrastructure Forum will gather together experts to discuss the...
The BIM menu of information

The BIM menu of information

Steve Thompson, Chair of BIM4M2 and Market Manager for Construction and Infrastructure at Tata Steel discusses the game-changing potential in efficiency improvements that BIM offers, but says it will only be deliverable consistently with clear definitions of what information is required and a menu of information for a project...
The government is a driving force behind BIM

The government is a driving force behind BIM

A new survey has revealed the government is a major driving force behind the adoption of Building Information Modelling Building Information Modelling (BIM) has continued to grow over the last few years, and is seen as a way of reducing costs, time, and carbon emissions during the construction process. While...
BIM for coastal defences: Identifying data

BIM for coastal defences: Identifying data

In the second of a series of interviews with Carl Green, Head of Engineering Services for Wyre Council, we follow the progress throughout the construction and operation of the Fylde Peninsula Coastal Programme The Fylde Peninsula Coastal Programme (FPCP) is a partnership between Wyre Council, Blackpool Council, Fylde Council and...
BIM: Library objects for AEC industries

BIM: Library objects for AEC industries

Stephanie Kosandiak Lead Programme Manager for Construction at BSI and Nick Nisbet Lead Technical Author discuss how the BS 8541-5 Library objects for architecture series will impact BIM As BIM Level 2 becomes more widely adopted in the UK, BSI is delighted to be adding two new British Standards to...
NBS BIM Toolkit to support enhanced EIR

NBS BIM Toolkit to support enhanced EIR

Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation at the NBS, describes how the NBS BIM Toolkit is used to support Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) A set of Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) is a key document in the UK ‘standards’ (PAS1192-2) for anyone working to the Level 2 BIM process. It...
BIM hospital project bid race underway

BIM hospital project bid race underway

University College London Hospitals NHS Trust has called for contractors to put in their bids for a £50m BIM project... The £50m project will see the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust's Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital combined on a new site. It...
BIM: A view from the coalface

BIM: A view from the coalface

Terry Gough, BIM champion at Kent County Council outlines the challenges faced as a Client attempting to implement BIM technology, along with the challenges faced by working practices both in-house and with the supply chain This article is intended to help anyone embarking on a BIM journey by describing what...
The practical challenges of BIM

The practical challenges of BIM

Hinesh Mistry, Water Global Technology Leader – BIM, at CH2M HILL outlines the current challenges of BIM, but also the confidence within industry that challenges can be overcome In 2012 the UK Government mandated that construction firms must achieve Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) on all central government projects...
Atkins awarded HS2 BIM contract

Atkins awarded HS2 BIM contract

Construction company Atkins has been awarded a four year contract to provide BIM services for the High-speed rail project Under the four year contract, UK-based construction company Atkins will provide building information modelling (BIM) technical services. The company will provide professional support, assisting with the planning and delivery of BIM...

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BIM News

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.