My first impression after reading The Owners’ Guide to Starting Integrated Building Projects by Oscia Wilson is that it is much more than a guide for building owners. This easy to read handbook will guide anyone interested in either pursuing this important and still little used collaborative project delivery approach – integrated project delivery or (IPD) – as well as those interested in gaining a better understanding of its methodology, to be better informed and prepared to explain it to others… read full article
There are several initiatives underway to develop multi-disciplinary interoperability standards for the convergence of BIM, 3D and geospatial. The first BIM standard based on a common conceptual model shared between the BIM and geospatial worlds has just been released for public comment by buildingSMART. Simultaneously the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has just released the OGC LandInfra Conceptual Model, the first draft of the InfraGML conceptual model for land parcels and the built environment… red full article
Designers and contractors need to convince clients to allow for proper design periods in order to gain the full benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) software… read full article
The government BIM Task Group is doing a sterling job in producing the BIM Level 2 Toolset. However, while the industry is developing its knowledge and becoming more enlightened in BIM, what elements of the Toolset should be put into practices… read full article
Transforming the global construction industry through open standards and collaboration
“If countries set up their own processes and software companies set up their own data templates then we will end up working in global silos, unable to unlock the commercial benefits of international collaboration” says Tune. Operating on different platforms, protocols and processes means the age old problems of information being ambiguous, incorrect and late continue, with their associated impacts of re-works leading to costs and delays continue. OpenBIM has the potential to change that… read full article
In today’s construction environment you are never more than one touch away from a client or colleague, and BIM is opening up a whole new way of collaborative working for construction firms and project partners through use of a central database… read full article
Through consultation with RICS, Henry Riley LLP was invited to write an information paper based on its experience of 5D BIM throughout 2012 and 2013.
There is particular focus on a project in which an RICS NRM 1 pricing document based on quantification from a BIM model was issued for tender… read full article
The BIM world is to get an early preview of the NBS Digital Toolkit for Level 2 BIM projects, due for launch this April, at a series of “roadshow” events at the eight regional BIM Hubs in February and March.
In addition, NBS will be holding a series of webinars in late February to introduce the system to a wide audience… read full article
This £10.1m project to build a seven-storey halls of residence, incorporating 22 flats on the Central Campus, was the first on the UEA’s estate to implement BIM Level 2 with a specific focus on delivering a complete 6D Asset Information Model (AIM) and final COBie Data Drop 4 for use in CAFM software… read full article