PBC Today honour the winners of The RICS BIM4SME Awards 2015…
The first RICS BIM4SME Awards ceremony took place on the 18th June at the Westminster Boating Base venue in London, celebrating the best of BIM in SME (small to medium enterprises). Both BIM4SME and the RICS created the idea of this event to highlight the major efforts of the SME community across various sectors.
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 ‘Building Information Modelling for Dummies’, the event was held to recognise the efforts made by small to medium enterprises in the BIM arena.
Many commentators emphasise the fact that the SME sector is integral to the adoption and implementation of BIM. The BIM4SME group itself is a tireless organisation made up from experts giving up their free time to help to disseminate the BIM message and its importance to the SME sector. The BIM4SME group has a simple strategy:
STAGE 1: Provide a clear understanding of BIM;
STAGE 2: Understanding the SME business requirements;
STAGE 3: Impart the correct knowledge to the SME;
STAGE 4: Provide a clear understanding of the requirements of BIM;
STAGE 5: Assist businesses with understanding of BIM procedures;
STAGE 6: Identify risks of not getting involved;
STAGE 7: Access to education and learning;
STAGE 8: Make guidance available in simple English.
Taking both the award for ‘Best BIM Project – Medium Enterprise’ and also ‘Best SME BIM Blog’, Bond Bryan Architects were the only company taking home two trophies on the night, so congratulations to them.
Howard Russell Construction tweeted that they were “delighted to be announced as the winner for Best BIM Project”, and ‘Best SME Newcomer’ went to Baxall Construction who were also recently awarded the NFB New Build of the Year and Commitment to Environment & Sustainability.
PBC Today would like to extend huge congratulations to all winners and nominees and thanks to all, including Su Butcher, RICS, and BIM4SME for the extensive social media updates.
The complete list of RICS BIM4SME Award winners are:
Best SME BIM Blog: Bond Bryan Architects .
Best BIM Project – Medium Enterprise: Bond Bryan Architects .
Best BIM Project – Small or Micro Enterprise: Howard Russell Construction.
Best SME Newcomer: Baxall Construction.
Best SME BIM Website: Atom Publishing .
Best SME Innovation: SpecifiedBy .
Best SME Training Strategy: Coombs Canterbury .
Best SME Engagement and Support Programme: Unisearch-UK. ■
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