It’s time to celebrate SMEs
It’s not too late to adopt BIM… but it almost is
UK MEP market ripe for higher-quality 3D modelling
Case study: Rostov-on-Don Airport
BIM takes off on Russian scheme
NewsBIM around the world: Russia follows UK lead in making BIM compulsory
The use of BIM is likely to become compulsory on all construction projects commissioned by the Russian government from 2019.
An announcement made by Mikhail Menn, head of the construction, housing and utilities ministry, during the ProEstate Forum for international property companies in Moscow, was reported in a Russian construction magazine last week.
Menn was reported as saying that the Russian government had been influenced by the “interesting” British experience in the field of BIM technologies implementation.
He claimed that the UK government’s use of BIM was directly responsible for a 30% reduction in construction cost: “Their experience showed that we, in Russia, are heading in a 100% right direction.”
Governments around the world have urged the use of BIM to get more value for money from their capital investment projects. The UK is in the forefront of these efforts by making the use of Level 2 BIM – which requires collaborative working using common design formats – compulsory as of April this year.
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PeopleIt’s time for a joined up approach on certification
BIM certification is now established, so perhaps the providers themselves should gain UKAS accreditation, says Dan Rossiter, senior BIM communicator at BRE.
BIM certification is quickly transitioning from a niche qualification to an established and recognised industry benchmark. At the time of writing, I am able to identify 32 different organisations that have achieved business certification in BIM from four different providers: 16 from BRE Global, eight with BSI, four with Lloyd’s Register, and a further four with Ocean Certification. And, of course, there are many more currently being processed.
The impact of these schemes has been notable. BIM was mandated by central government as it was hypothesised that it would allow the government to achieve improvements in the ...READ MORE
ManagementGame on for a career in construction
The industry increasingly needs digital skills, while gaming experts are looking for different outlets for their talents. Why don’t we marry these needs up, asks David Glennon.
The construction industry is facing a severe skills shortage. With an ambitious pipeline of UK infrastructure projects, growing capacity remains a significant challenge across the sector. But given the rise of digital innovation and the importance of emerging technologies, attracting and nurturing vital skills from outside the industry could be key.
Enticing the best talent from the games industry provides an exciting opportunity to reimagine the construction sector as highly innovative, technology ...READ MORE
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PeopleIt’s not too late to adopt BIM… but it almost is
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ManagementBIM bytes: Brexit, BIM and lessons from the Great Recession
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