Who is winning the international BIM adoption race?
Interview: Henry Fenby-Taylor
Behind BIM2050’s relaunch as dotBE
Four Kingdom Street, Paddington Central
Issue management process improves design
dotBE publishes global BIM benchmark study
NewsISE survey: Smaller practices still see BIM as ‘not relevant’
A survey carried out by the Institution of Structural Engineers (ISE) has revealed a slow uptake of BIM among smaller structural engineering practices.
While there is a high level of interest and enthusiasm for BIM among the 750 respondents, the survey identified training issues as well as the slow uptake among smaller practices as barriers to implementation across the profession.
Overall, 71% of those surveyed believed that BIM was relevant to their practice. However, the attitude of smaller practices and sole practitioners was notably less enthusiastic with 60% of sole practitioners stating that BIM was not relevant to their practice. And 40% of those employed in practices of between two and 10 staff also replied that BIM was not relevant to them.
Smaller practices still see BIM as ‘not relevant’- https://t.co/b5OZJEJDcj— BIM+ (@BIM_PLUS) July 13, 2016
Is BIM relevant for SMEs?
The survey also highlighted a gap between engineers’ ambitions and their actual use of BIM. Although 70% of respondents said that they already needed to use ...READ MORE
PeopleWhy landscape needs BIM (and a BIM book)
BIM for Landscape, the first BIM book to focus on landscape, was officially launched last week. The author of the book, Henry Fenby-Taylor, BIM implementation manager at WYG and chair of BIM4Landscape, explains why the landscape profession needed a dedicated BIM title.
The need was quite clear. Everyone was talking about BIM, some enthusiastically, some with trepidation, but they were often talking about different things. So when news of the BIM Level 2 mandate came about people didn’t know where to pin their colours. People needed guidance about what specifically they needed to do.
The Landscape Institute had been running BIM masterclasses which defined the process required to operate a BIM Level 2 project. These were useful to the ...READ MORE
ManagementBIM bytes: A new spotlight on procurement and contracts
On 6 May, King’s College London issued a draft report called Enabling BIM through Procurement and Contracts, backed by the Association of Consultant Architects and the Society of Construction Law.
The launch is the culmination of 16 months’ research by the BIM Research Group, led by King’s Professor David Mosey.
The research and report comprise the most detailed investigation into current UK procurement processes for projects using BIM and contract treatment of the adoption of BIM. And, most importantly, they give a
clear indication as to how particular implementation might improve project success.
While the draft report is ...READ MORE
NewsdotBE publishes global BIM benchmark study
dotBuiltEnvironment (dotBE), the rebranded BIM2050 group, has released a report ...
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