By Stephen Hamil
On Friday the BIM Task Group released a huge amount of information detailing how their digital vision will be implemented. At NBS, we played a small part here in terms of helping with the object information requirements part of the documentation. However, it’s extremely interesting looking at the final package together. Read more →
by Stefan Mordue, Architect and Technical Author, NBS
Stefan Mordue, Architect and Technical Author for NBS, reflects on the recent CIC BIM 2050 launch, Stefan, who is the CIC BIM 2050 Group communication manager, will be representing the RIBA within the multidiscipline group.
2050. It seems like a long way off when you say it. But just what will the construction industry be like 37 years from now? Read more →
The BIM2050 Group, formed via the Construction Industry Council, formally launched on the 16th January following a sold out event which was kicked off by the new Chief Construction Advisor, Peter Hansford. The group is made up of eighteen young professionals representing eleven institutes from across the entire asset life-cycle including: architects, engineers, surveyors, contactors and the legal profession. Read more →
On 28 November 2012 Francis Maude, Minister for Cabinet Office, announced that the government will share more details of future projects and contracts transparently with industry, as part of the industrial strategy, to stimulate growth and help businesses forward plan. Read more →
Mike Peasland, Chief Executive Officer – Construction UK at Balfour Beatty has been appointed as Chair of the: BIM4SupplySideDelivery Working Group, supporting the UK Government BIM Task Group. Read more →
Facilities management professionals must engage with the developing building information modelling agenda to realise the full potential that BIM holds for delivering value and cost savings over a building’s lifetime.
This was a central theme coming out of the British Institute of Facilities Management report following its first FM Leaders Forum, which focused on BIM. The forum brought together leaders from across the sector to discuss issues around BIM and facilities management and to inform BIFM’s future strategy. Read more →
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is here to stay. However, which companies in the construction industry are really fully utilising the full power of BIM?
It is true that a large number of designers are now generating their 2D documentation from a 3D model. Design team members are also collaborating to eliminate clashes between structure and services prior to the project going to site.
In this article Stephen Hamil asks the question whether 2013 will be the year in which the focus will now move on to the information within building information modelling.
Read the full article – The importance of the I in BIM
Building Information Modelling has the potential to help lift the industry out of its economic doldrums, but experts argue that more collaboration and development is needed to make BIM a reality. Tim Dwyer of the CIBSE Journal reports.
The construction industry has an opportunity to help lift itself out of the doldrums. After years of zero growth in industrial output, the integration and collaboration facilitated by the Building Information Modelling (BIM) approach is seen as a prime opportunity to lift output. Government is mandating fully collaborative 3D BIM as a minimum for public works by 2016, this is a precursor to creating an intelligent client – one that has a better understanding and surety, using the data decision making, to manage risks and improve operational outcomes. Read more →
Building designers – whether architects or engineers – rely on modelling to predict performance outcomes, but how effective and robust are these current IT systems? Judit Kimpian of the CIBSE Journal offers some answers.
The magic bullet of our times, building information modelling (BIM), promises to speed up the design and evaluation processes by allowing consultants to access design information simultaneously, and carry out quantitative and visual analysis. Once adopted, design options are turned around rapidly and project teams can benefit from an output of well-coordinated production information. Moreover, key data about buildings can be handed over to facilities and asset managers, who can then link this directly to a building management system and to maintenance programmes. Read more →