Tag Archives: RIBA


Phil Holden is chair of the RIBA’s Construction Leadership Group

What are the aims of the RIBA’s construction liason group?
It is going to require a real collaborative effort from both design and construction to achieve the government’s Construction 2025 Strategy targets to improve delivery speed of projects by 50%, cut built environment greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and cut overall project costs by a third…
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£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

2 x BIM Conference in September, London

1. BSI’s BIM Conference
This engaging and interactive event will provide you with a unique opportunity to hear from industry experts about the increasingly important role of BIM in all areas of the construction and civil engineering industry. Learn how standards could help your organization in the adoption of BIM… click here to register

2. BIM through the Plan of Work
With the 2016 deadline for the adoption of Level 2 BIM for public projects rapidly approaching, this conference will aim to simplify the way BIM can be used, showing how it can be incorporated into every stage of the design and build process. It will guide you through the RIBA Plan of Work, detailing how to implement and execute a BIM strategy, from the beginning of a project through to its completion… click here to register


Imagine a world where anyone with a connected device was able to access real-time online digital 3D versions of their own towns and cities up and down the UK. No, its not the next Sim City game – though it may be just as stimulating for architects, planners and just about anyone who is interested in how their neighbourhood is planned, developed and managed… read full article

CIOB-backed group lines up against BRE and NBS to develop key BIM tool

The CIOB is part of a consortium taking on the BRE and RIBA Enterprises’s NBS for the contract to develop a crucial “missing link” in Level 2 BIM – the digital plan of work. The three competing teams were last week each awarded £50,000 to develop their feasibility plans, with the winning bid due to be selected by late summer…. 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

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