Ordnance Survey launches mapping for BIM
World's first 3D printed office opens in Dubai
Case study: Leeds station entrance
BIM keeps £20m project on track
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NewsOpen access guide to BIM Level 2 launched
BIM professionals are invited to contribute to a free step-by-step guide to Level 2 BIM that has been created by Designing Buildings Wiki and Mark Bew’s consultancy PCSG.
The plain language online guide is aligned to Level 2 standard PAS 1192-2 and the 2013 RIBA Plan of Work. It takes users through the Level 2 workflows, from the basics of storing project information to preparing Employer’s Information Requirements.
The guide is the latest website that is aimed at encouraging greater understanding of the basic principles of BIM. It follows the recent launch of the NBS’s BIM periodic table and the BRE terminology tool.
Speaking to BIM+ Adrian Burgess, technical director at PCSG, explained that the guide is targeted at those just starting to gain an understanding of BIM: “The guide is aimed at people who are not BIM experts and will be helpful for employers, consultants, contractors and suppliers.
“It’s for anyone who wants to deliver benefit from better information management and adopt Level 2 BIM ...READ MORE
PeopleBIM around the world Kenya awakening to BIM benefits
Wambia Waigwa, an engineer at Kenyan IT consultancy CADtech, gives his view on BIM adoption in Kenya and east Africa.
BIM in Kenya is still very much associated with software and especially with Autodesk’s Revit. I think this is because Autodesk is attempting to make the industry aware of BIM as they are trying to push the adoption of Revit. Kenya, and indeed most of east Africa, is still dominated by Graphisoft Archicad, so one can understand the approach taken by Autodesk.
No institution that I am aware of is offering BIM courses or even training that includes BIM as a topic. Our company CADtech has taken it upon itself to educate students briefly on the origin, evolution, and ...READ MORE
ManagementBIM bytes: Do clients need their own BIM advisers?
Tim Willis, a consultant in Trowers & Hamlins’ dispute resolution and litigation department, suggests that some clients’ needs won’t be met by the guidance in the BIM Protocol and PAS 1192-3.
As the BIM mandate’s 4 April deadline passed, the industry could look back with some satisfaction at what had been achieved and be heartened by the renewed commitment in the budget statement to the further progression to BIM Level 3. But does the Level 2 structure really give clients all the guidance they need?
For clients that are central government departments, the BIM Task Group suggested the use ...READ MORE
NewsDubai government throws weight behind Hyperloop virtual design contest
Build Earth Live has launched the eighth instalment of its ...
PeopleOrdnance Survey launches mapping for BIM
As the Ordnance Survey launches CAD-ready 3D mapping that is ...
ProjectsCase study: Leeds station entrance BIM keeps £20m project on track
To open up Leeds station to the recently redeveloped areas ...
TechnologyWorld's first 3D printed office opens in Dubai
A 250 sq m structure in the grounds of the ...
ManagementIt’s time to join the participatory culture
Serious games, visualisations and social apps combined with BIM have ...