In this article I wanted to discuss Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the role that Architects play in this new process. I argue that Architects are a key member of a team who can reinvigorate their project leadership role as a client advisor, lead designer of the design team, model manager and post completion Asset Information Model gatekeeper. Also I go on to urge… read full article
Is the industry ready for the government’s BIM mandate in April 2016? That was the main theme of the round table event held recently to launch the BIM+ website, attended by a cross-section of well-placed commentators and kindly hosted by law firm Olswang.
Participants included David Philp FCIOB, head of BIM implementation at the government’s BIM Task Group; Peter Trebilcock, BIM director at Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK; and Simon Rawlinson, head of research and innovation at EC Harris…. read full article
When it comes to “BIM tools” most people would think of Autodesk and Bentley ahead of Conject and Asite. So BIM+ has sought 3D views on the BIM strategies of the industry’s cloud-based collaboration platforms.
John Adams is 4BIM product manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint
David Glennon is a director at engineering consultancy URS, responsible for BIM strategy and delivery in the Europe, Middle East and India region
Paul Wilkinson is a communications consultant, blogger and collaboration platform expert… read full article
A key challenge faced by manufacturers, however, is the current lack of a common language when sharing information and the absence of an agreed understanding of the information required at the various stages of a project. This is further complicated by the different terminologies used across the industry and the range of information requested from multiple construction disciplines… read full article
The 44-page standard itself is comprehensive and well worth a read, the level of detail and clarity is exemplary. The main section outlines how a BIM object should be structured, covering its general, information, geometry, functional and metadata requirements.
And if you were waiting for the “but”, it’s coming now… read full article
NBS has developed a BIM Object Standard for use by all construction professionals – from specifiers to manufacturers and BIM content developers. The new standard will assist in the creation of all BIM objects that operate in a common data environment… read full article
Mace tendered for the project in mid-2011. In other words, this was after the Cabinet Office had thrown down the BIM gauntlet in the Government Construction Strategy, but before PAS 1192:2 defined the BIM roles of clients, designers and contractors. At the time… read full article
The BIM Task Group’s “security working group” is working with the British Standards Institute to produce new guidance on cyber security that will become part of the project governance framework for Level 2 BIM… read full article
Well known to BIM community but still worth reminding.