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NewsSurvey set to gather product manufacturers’ views on BIM
NBS and the CPA have together launched a new survey to understand construction product manufacturers’ views on BIM.
For the last seven years, NBS has published its National BIM Report, focusing on the use and adoption of BIM among the design community.
However, as BIM increasingly involves the whole construction supply chain, NBS for the first time is running a unique survey, targeting construction product manufacturers.
“This new survey is a good opportunity to assess the current status of the construction product manufacturing sector in regards to BIM,” said Richard Waterhouse, NBS chief executive.
“We know from our recent NBS BIM report that over 70% of specifiers need manufacturers to provide them with BIM objects, so now it’s time to try to understand what challenges manufacturers are facing when it comes to meeting the growing demand for BIM.”
Developed in partnership with the Construction Products Association (CPA), which represents the UK’s manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials, the survey will also look into manufacturer views on ...READ MORE
PeopleA Smart way to engage clients in BIM
The latest NBS survey of BIM uptake and usage says that only 25% of clients where BIM is being used are actively engaged with it. Lack of client demand is blamed by many suppliers for their own slowness in committing to using BIM.
The fact is, however, that the case for client demand is not being made as many designers and contractors continue to focus on their own issues with BIM and insist on being paid extra to use it.
The right commercial arrangements for BIM appointments are still evolving and the idea that suppliers should be paid more to cut their own risks will work itself out in due course. What needs attention is the message to clients.
This ...READ MORE
ManagementThe key messages from BIM project manager guide
Last week the RICS launched a new guide: Building Information Modelling for Project Managers. Here we pick out some of the key messages.
BIM can be used by project managers to improve communication, coordination, and collaboration on projects. In their roles as “integrators”, they can ultimately drive the use of a common data environment and BIM collaboration format to increase operational efficiencies of project teams.
Ultimately, project managers can use BIM as a catalyst to improve collaboration, enhance shared ownership of project goals, and drive synergies between the project plan, design strategy and BIM strategy ...READ MORE
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