£1m Innovate UK contract to help digitise Government construction projects

Innovate UK has awarded a £1m contract to RIBA Enterprises to develop a prototype digital tool that is set to transform the procurement of buildings and infrastructure at home and abroad.
Free to use, the tool will exploit the standards being made publicly available for Building Information Modelling (BIM). Regarded as a ‘game-changer’, BIM involves the sharing of three-dimensional data and associated asset information by all responsible for the design, construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure… read full article


Industry Consultation on the BIM Level 2 Learning Outcomes Framework – Deadline 23rd September 2014

In 2012, the UK BIM Task Group recommended the development of a learning framework that encouraged the industry’s procurement and delivery of training and education courses to grow capacity and capability of BIM Level 2 in the UK market.
In early 2013 the Task Group developed, with the support of the BIM Academic Forum and other key industry stakeholders, an initial version of the Learning Outcomes Framework (LOF). This ‘beta’ version of the LOF version 1 was developed prior to the release of the main foundation documents of BIM Level 2, which were published between May 2013 and October 2014… read full article

CIC BIM2050 Group publishes Built Environment 2050: A Report on our Digital Future

The report, a compilation of essays authored by BIM2050 work stream leads, is the result of the group’s research into what an interdisciplinary scope of work may look like as construction technology develops to BIM Level 3 and beyond, towards 2050. It provides an assessment of the current situation and makes proposals for future development. The focus of the report rests on three key areas – education and skills, technology and process and the culture of integration. It highlights the risks and challenges, and the opportunities and benefits that come with large scale innovation and game changing new technologies… read full article

‘Behavioural intelligence’ and auto procurement predicted by BIM 2050 report

The industry needs to wake up to the transformative impact of digital technologies on its operations and workforce, concludes a new report published yesterday by the Construction Industry Council’s BIM 2050 group.
And it suggests that younger professionals in the industry today will eventually work in a world that features advanced technologies such as “auto-procurement”, self-assembling structures and self-healing materials…
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BIMnet – Monday 15th September 2014, London


Presentation: ‘BuildingPoint UK – Collaboration Up Close’
How collaboration has added value on live projects and how the integration of the Trimble solutions portfolio, which uniquely includes software and hardware, can further drive design, cost, risk, programme and operational efficiencies. By Laura Brown, Principal BIM Consultant, Buildingpoint UK

Presentation: ‘Developing a BIM Strategy’
Lewis shares his experiences and progress to date in developing a BIM Strategy for a tier 1 infrastructure contractor. By Lewis Wenman, Murphy Group

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