The BIM Regions (Regional Hubs) were set up in partnership with the Construction Industry Council and the BIM Task Group in 2012 to support the UK BIM programme.
Whilst UK BIM Level 2 has been on the industry agenda for some time, there is still a huge amount of work to do. Particularly raising BIM awareness and promoting education across all sectors and all stakeholders. This is to enable everyone to work effectively using digital information and tools, in the design, manufacture, construction and operation of built assets.
As part of our strategy we are actively reaching out across industry to engage with partners and collaborators to help drive the BIM agenda forward. We recognise that the BIM4Communities groups are a key element in this and we will be working closely with them over the coming months.
The purpose of the Regions is to provide regional and local networks where anyone can get help and guidance about what BIM is, what Level 2 means and where to begin. Our regional groups provide a safe place where you can ask the “stupid” questions (there aren’t any!) and rub shoulders with people facing just the same challenges as you. We provide independent and impartial advice, education and awareness, occasional events, and mutual networking support.
The Regions also provide a conduit for disseminating best practice on BIM, and providing feedback to the BIM Task Group and the 2016 legacy delivery team. The BIM Regions bridge all the traditional industry silos, linking stakeholders across all roles and all stages of the asset lifecycle, providing a platform for true collaboration. The BIM Regions receive no government, central or BIM Task Group funding or support.
Diversity and Inclusion
What will / could this be like?
Respected, valued, something to aspire to, great careers and opportunities, inclusive and diverse, sustainable in every sense of the word.
A diverse digital industry provides opportunities for all, and enables people to have flexible work and lifestyle patterns, that enable them to fulfill their potential, and complete their life and family commitments too. Remote working, and virtual environments, complete with mobile access to BIM data makes all this possible and more. What needs to change is our approach to working practices and culture.
Are we really ready to collaborate?
Working towards a common goal and objectives, but with none of the traditional barriers that are holding us back. So that we can contribute with all our ingenuity and skill, as true human beings, using all of our humanity to make life and work better for all.
Equality and diversity, true respect and appreciation are part of this mix. The Regions need to take a thought leadership position on what the industry should be like. That includes collaboration, communication, innovation and integration, but it also must include sustainability, safety, respect and….diversity/inclusion.
Constructing Equality are our diversity partner, branded with our other partners, with access to our network, opportunities to speak at our meetings across the whole UK, and articles/press releases to follow.