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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 and the landscape architect

BIM and the landscape architect

Martyn Horne of the Landscape Institute’s BIM Working Group highlights how landscape architects can collaborate and share information with their project teams in the evolving process of BIM Any person or company setting out on the BIM journey may understandably think that BIM and its associated term, the Building Information...
Government Soft Landings within the BIM environment

Government Soft Landings in the BIM environment

Sarah Birchall, Sustainability Engineer with the research and consultancy organisation BSRIA Ltd, describes what is required by Government Soft Landings The word BIM is everywhere at the moment, and every now and then Government Soft Landings (GSL) is also mentioned in the same sentence, but there is still some confusion...
Dr Anne Kemp, Chair, BIM4IUK enthuses about the potential of blending the BIM vision with that of geographic principles and how it could be utilised to deliver major infrastructure projects…

BIM and GIS: A harmonious future?

Dr Anne Kemp, Chair, BIM4IUK enthuses about the potential of blending the BIM vision with that of geographic principles and how it could be utilised to deliver major infrastructure projects I believe that the convergence of BIM and geospatial in delivering major infrastructure projects is a game changer. But it...
BIM for clients – an EIR is key

BIM for clients – an EIR is key

Karen Alford, BIM Project Executive at the Environment Agency discusses what is essential for a client who is implementing BIM in their organisation. The Environment Agency is mandated to deliver Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Government Soft Landings (GSL) by 2016 as part of its commitment to the Government Construction...

The BIM journey – Begin with the end in mind

It has often been said that every journey starts with a single step. We at Quadra Solutions, believe that every journey starts with a question. Where, when, who, why?Asking the right questions ensures the success of any journey and this is no different for BIM. What goals do we want...

The technology behind BIM

In matching the challenges and opportunities that BIM presents, Autodesk discuss the available software to satisfy the requirements for a successful project. The introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has fundamentally changed the way in which the construction industry now approaches any project. But how does the available software match...
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The fundamental building blocks of BIM

The Government mandate to achieve BIM Level 2, on publicly procured projects, by April 2016 is edging ever closer. Organisations involved in the design, construction and operation of a public building are being impacted by the information requirements inherent in meeting BIM Level 2. For designers, contractors, and the contracting...

PROFILE: 21st Century BIM: Virtual Education Solutions

South West College is situated in a largely rural area of Northern Ireland, covering two counties with five separate campuses. It has recently been awarded a Grade 1 by the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) and is the only Regional College in Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade ranking...
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BIM and the golden thread

GREG DAVIES, Operations Director at Concerto, discusses their integrated asset management solution, their on-going commitment to Government Soft Landings and his thoughts on ‘the golden thread’. WHY DID YOU DEVELOP THE CONCERTO SOUTION? We originally developed the Concerto solution to directly support transformation projects within the UK Local Government, specifically to...
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The CAD Room is geared up for BIM

There is a widespread fact across the UK that BIM is the future for construction. The UK Government has put a great emphasis on Building Information Modelling (BIM) recently as part of their Construction Strategy, with the aim of all relevant departments adopting the collaborative Level 2 BIM by 2016....
Completing Level 2 BIM

Completing Level 2 BIM

Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation and Head of BIM at RIBA Enterprises details the development of a digital toolkit which will guide industry to complete Level 2 BIM. In September of last year, a team led by NBS, with colleagues from BIM Academy, BDP, Laing O’Rourke, Mott MacDonald,...
BIM for coastal defences: A client’s perspective

BIM for coastal defences: A client’s perspective

In the first 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 world’s first BIM coastal defence scheme. The Fylde Peninsula Coastal Programme (FPCP) is a partnership...
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BIM4M2 education –the tools you need

Richard Blakesley, Chair of BIM4M2 Education Group and Managing Director of Howitt Consulting, describes how the group works to educate, inform and encourage action to satisfy a BIM journey. You only have to mention the term “BIM” to a building product manufacturer and you will be certain to elicit a...
BIM – a digitised construction world

BIM – a digitised construction world

Peter Caplehorn, Chair of BSI’s Strategic Committee for Construction and Deputy Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association shares his thoughts on BIM. For a very long time there has been nothing as influential as BIM or as change generating with the potential to affect the business operations of everyone...

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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.