In 2013, NBS produced our first international BIM report. In it, we examined the attitudes towards BIM across countries to see how each compares. We uncovered adoption rates and… read full article
Monthly Archives: April 2014
Why architects should engage with BIM before it’s too late
BIM has been billed as an opportunity for architects to reclaim some of our lost ground. However if the profession doesn’t engage fully and quickly it may represent the possibility of being further marginalised… read full article
BIM Show Live 2014 – Review
There was a strong NBS presence at the fourth annual BIM Show Live 2014. This year the location was Manchester as the UK’s largest BIM event moved up from London.
The traditional opening addresses were from BIM Show Live founder Rob Charlton and UK Government’s BIM Task Group’s David Philp; both commented on how far the industry had moved in three years and spoke with optimism about the future of digital information, processes and technology… read full article
New research reveals specifications becoming increasingly central to BIM
The lifespan of specifications is increasing as they link to digital drawings and become more integral to Building Information Models according to the latest Specification Survey & Report published by NBS.
65% of respondents agree that in the future a specification will have a life as long as its building, whilst 75% believe they… read full article
Majority of firms are ‘using’ BIM, says NBS
Results of the latest National BIM Survey, released this week by NBS, suggest the industry is at a tipping point with BIM moving from niche practice to a process adopted – at least for some projects – by the majority, says NBS head of research Adrian Malleson.
The headline finding from the survey of more than 1,000 respondents, half of them architects or architectural technologists, was that… read full article
BRE announces BIM Level 2 training and certification pathway
BRE is now providing a BIM Level 2 Training and Certification Pathway, to help construction professionals develop the necessary skills to meet the BIM challenge and new ways of working.
The Government’s BIM Strategy requires the delivery of BIM Level 2 using set process standards such as PAS1192-2:2013, which identifies specific roles to facilitate the delivery of information, namely an Information Manager (project or task) and a Project Delivery Manager…. read full article
Level 2 BIM On Trial – a buildingSMART UK User Group Event
014 is a very important year in terms of BIM. The BIM Task Group has gone so far as to declare it ‘the year of Level 2 BIM’. In simple terms, Level 2 is moving from being a ‘project’ to being a ‘solution’. Hence, industry needs to incorporate the processes that will make BIM a reality… read full article and apply
Survey: 2013 RIBA Plan of Work taken up by 13%
The 2013 version of the RIBA Plan of Work is slowly gaining ground within the industry, according to research by construction information supplier NBS.
The 2013 Specification Survey survey quizzed a range of industry professionals, most of them product specifiers, and found that just 13% of respondents were using RIBA Plan of Work 2013 as their only tool for organising project work, whereas 42% said they used only the 2007 version. However, a further 40% of respondents said that they used both versions in tandem…. read full article
BIM Digital Plan of Work bidders wait for news
Industry organisations bidding to devise the Digital Plan of Work that will give the industry a vital template on how to manage Level 2 BIM are due to shortly hear whether their proposals will be funded by the Technology Strategy Board.
The TSB is running a £1.5m procurement exercise on behalf of the government’s BIM Task Group to find a project team that will put together a free-to-use system for managing the flow of design and construction information via BIM…. read full Articles
SketchUp Pro 2014 and IFC: welcome to the new world of BIM
We all knew big changes were coming to SketchUp when it was bought by Trimble and started adding a year to the product’s name. And sure enough, big news keeps coming. Everyone who supports OpenBIM should be very excited about this release. I am personally… read full article