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Farmer review: BIM is the key to modernising construction
ISG Construction app promises £1m savings following trial at UBS London HQ
Comment: There’s more than one way to BIM a cat
NewsWomen in BIM launches global database
Women in BIM has launched a database of women around the world who work with BIM. The database will support women who work in this sector of the construction industry and act as a resource for learning.
The database comes in response to the CIOB report The Changing role of Women in the Construction Workforce, which stated: “Women in the UK construction industry currently account for under 10% of the workforce, reflecting their under-representation in an industry that fails to attract and retain women.”
According to the group BIM faces a perfect storm of diversity challenges and the database aims to ensure that the skills of half the population are not lost.
Speaking at the launch of Digital Construction Week 2016, Rebecca de Cicco (pictured above), chair of Women in BIM, said: “Women who work in the construction industry benefit from the support of their peers. Women in BIM was set up with this aim in mind. Our first task is to work out how many women exist in these ...READ MORE
PeopleComment: Jason Ruddle Building a digital future on a PM platform
It’s time to put project management at the centre of your business, says Jason Ruddle, chief operating officer at Elecosoft.
Construction is looking towards a digital future, and embracing technology as never before. BIM has given impetus to investments in collaboration and information sharing. However, we believe that unless contractors also address their project management (PM) approach they cannot effectively pursue a digital construction future, or even implement BIM to full effect.
Construction businesses exist for the purpose of generating profitable growth by delivering projects. While that should mean that PM is at the heart of the business, for many it remains only how they run individual projects.
According to the KMPG Global Construction Survey 2016, integrated, real-time project ...READ MORE
ManagementThe BIM Toolkit one year on Enhanced and improved
Over a year since the launch of the BIM Toolkit the NBS has continued to improve this tool based on user feedback, says Dr Stephen Hamil, director of design and innovation at NBS.
The BIM Toolkit gives consultants the ability to support their clients when defining Employer’s Information Requirements. As the project progresses the project lead can then develop this information through the timeline, which helps define who is delivering what and when and provides clarity through project team collaboration.
Over the past year at NBS we have been listening to user feedback on what they liked about the ...READ MORE
NewsFarmer review: BIM is the key to modernising construction
The importance of BIM “cannot be overestimated” in the battle ...
PeopleAre we all speaking the same language?
Fluent in both Welsh and English, Dan Rossiter, BIM consulting/training ...
ProjectsCase study: Rostov-on-Don Airport BIM takes off on Russian scheme
The US$943m international and domestic airport terminal, located in Rostov ...
TechnologyISG Construction app promises £1m savings following trial at UBS London HQ
Contractor ISG has been trialling a new construction app that ...
ManagementBIM bytes: Level 3 and dynamic purchasing systems
For those engaged in the implementation of BIM Level 2, ...