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
Tag Archives: Processes
LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE’S ‘BIM FOR LANDSCAPE’ HANDBOOK DUE EARLY 2016
The Landscape Institute has appointed a university BIM researcher currently on loan to landscape practice Colour Urban Design to write a new book on BIM for its members.
BIM for Landscape is aimed at landscape practitioners, project leaders and decision-makers working with landscape, and will be published early in 2016 by Taylor & Francis… read full article
BIM: IS THE INDUSTRY READY?
To launch the BIM+ site, Construction Manager gathered a panel of industry experts to debate the question of the moment.
BIM: is the industry ready? Judging by the responses around the table at the debate that CM put together to launch the BIM+ channel on its website, the answer is a variation on “Yes, but… read full article
The question is not WHY should one ban the use of paper on construction sites but WHY NOT?
The starting premise is similar to all ‘BIM stories’, it builds on the theory that the AEC industry is notoriously bad at modernising its processes and its archaic information management causes losses to many, if not all participants.
The proposed solution to the problem is however fundamentally different to most globally accepted ‘mainstream’ BIM approaches.
Rather than turning to smart tools, software packages, programmes and systems, the onus of the strategy is put on the non-BIM construction practitioners to raise their performance. And the strategy suggests, they will do so when they are put in a paperless environment for a long enough timeframe… read full article
European Directive Officially Opens Public Procurement to use BIM
Brussels, 28th March 2014: The EU formally publishes the European Public Procurement Directive with a reference the use of BIM in public works by public contracting authorities… link to the Directive text
RICS: BIM Managers: Ready when you are
For many years now contractors, consultancies and client bodies have been discovering BIM, testing it, revolutionising it and developing best practice. These early adopters have done a fantastic service to the industry by directly addressing… read full article
CIOB competition set to attract Minecraft users
If you – or your children – are part of the generation that’s swapping lego for Minecraft, you might be interested in a new CIOB competition. To celebrate International Construction Management Day on 10 March, the CIOB is inviting anyone with an interest in design and construction to find an interesting and imaginative way to spell out the letters CIOB in Lego, illustration, videos or photographs, or even 3D models built in Minecraft… read full article
5 tech trends transforming BIM/VDC
From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are potential game changers for AEC firms that are serious about building information modeling… read full article
New models of construction procurement
This brings together draft guidance on new models of construction procurement, based on best practice in public sector construction… red full article
BIM Task Group: Newsletter
BIM: PEOPLE MATTERS 11 QUESTIONS WITH DENIS WALKER | Making BIM Happen- Workshops 1, 2 & 3 Overview | FM: BIM could help to optimise the efficiency of soft services delivery | Government launches draft guidance on “new models of construction procurement”…
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