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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.

An FM Perspective of BIM in Healthcare

Given the government’s imminent deadline (end 2016) for Level 2 BIM, new and exciting ways of working will soon be available to NHS Estates and Facilities teams However, given today’s exceedingly tight finances, it may still be many years, possibly decades, before a significant proportion of the NHS estate is...

BIM – is infrastructure an exception?

Nick Nisbet examines how we ensure that infrastructure doesn’t get left behind in the BIM journey… The lorries took the ‘B of the Bang’ sculpture away. Perhaps they should have also taken the B of the BIM. Is BIM exceptional? It is simply sharable, structured asset information. It isn’t about a...

How to make your data work in BIM

Karen Alford, BIM Project Executive at the Environment Agency explains how to gather shareable and verifiable data and its key to asset delivery in a BIM project… The deadline for BIM level 2 on government projects is getting closer, but what will project and asset delivery look like during 2016. Building...
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Tekla Launches Structural Designer

Tekla Structural Designer’s sophisticated loading and analysis functionality, fully automated design, high-quality documentation and seamless BIM collaboration allows engineers to analyse and design buildings more efficiently and cost-effectively

Knowledge transformation for BIM implementation

At The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 5th BIM conference, Nathan Baker, Director of Engineering Knowledge for ICE set out how we can transform our industry by transforming our knowledge… Following on from the announcement from Terry Stocks, Level 2 BIM Delivery Director at BIS (Department for Business Innovation and...

BIM and the necessity to participate

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...

A timber frame manufacturer’s BIM learning curve

As the UK’s first timber frame tool built on Autodesk’s® Revit®, Wolf Systems’ Horizon software brings BIM capabilities to timber frame Paul Hanney, Senior Designer at Fforest Timber Engineering Ltd in Gorseinon, Swansea – one of the earliest adopters of Horizon – describes the lessons learned through its inaugural BIM...

BIM and Lean Construction – a clear synergy

Lauri Koskela, Professor of Construction and Project Management at the University of Huddersfield explains how BIM feeds into the principles of Lean Construction creating a common ground of improvement Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Lean Construction have now existed as independent initiatives for two decades or more. Both have had...
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Archaeology, BIM and large-infrastructure

The incorporation of data from archaeological works into BIM process will reduce capital cost over the project life cycle for large-infrastructure projects

Masters of BIM

A new course in Construction Project Management and BIM from Oxford Brookes University From September 2015, Oxford Brookes University has offered a new masters course in Construction Project Management and Building Information Modelling. This new MSc builds on the firm foundation of masters courses already offered at Brookes, by embracing...
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A Guardian for BIM

“Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the next generation of digital representation for architectural projects,” says Lance Altizer, Marketing Director for Guardian Europe

The Data Conundrum in BIM!

BIM objects of manufactured building products typically consist of three things: intelligent geometric representation of the product; data about the product (specification, sustainability, etc., details) presented in a structured format; and reference information (service manual, spares list, etc.) held in electronic form, usually as PDFs Today many manufacturers are having...

Getting a structured BIM Strategy

In 2011 the UK Government Construction Strategy mandated the use of Level 2 BIM on all public sector projects by 2016 Recently the promotors of this initiative declared that this bold decision, which led to government and the construction industry working together, was a success, since it contributed to the...

The 3 key pillars of BIM adoption in the UK

As Peter Hansford nears the end of his Government Chief Construction Adviser role, he provides a retrospective look at the adoption of BIM highlighting 3 key areas that have enabled the UK to become a world leader As I approach the end of my term as Government Chief Construction Adviser...

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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.