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 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
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 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
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
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
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