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NewsUK BIM Alliance confirms objectives following merger
The UK BIM Alliance confirmed that it will continue with its main objective as “BIM Level 2 Business as Usual by 2020” following the merger with buildingSMART UK & Ireland, another BIM network, which officially kicked in at the start of January.
The merger was first announced at the buildingSMART International Summit in October 2017.
In a series of FAQs the merged organisation said: “UKBIMA’s current objective is ‘BIM Level 2 Business as Usual until 2020 and beyond’ but it further aims to be relevant today and futureproof for tomorrow – talking to industry in a language it understands.
“BIM Level 2 is a vital step to longer term digital transformation – which ultimately should safeguard our economy, our society and our environment. Working more closely with buildingSMART will assist in this objective.”
Practical elements of the merger will take place during early 2018 and the agreement and mission statement will be reviewed in March.
By November 2018 all incumbent bSUKI members will be re-enrolled into the merged organisation.
During the transition ...READ MORE
People‘Nothing we know today is going to be relevant tomorrow’
As digital technology transforms the way we work, construction has to focus on finding the skills needed to thrive in this ever-changing environment. IN this roundtable debate CM brings together an expert panel to explore what going digital really means. Denise Chevin chaired and Nicky Roger listened in.
The industry is faced with enormous challenges to increase efficiency and productivity, and digital technology can play a vital part in meeting these.
But is there a gulf between knowing that to be the case and delivering in practice?
Here our experts discuss whether construction is attracting a new generation of workers lured by digital tech, if companies are willing to change operating practices accordingly, and how far they are prepared to ...READ MORE
ManagementThe leadership challenge in a digital age
In an ever-changing climate driven by technological innovation, George Dobbins from executive search firm Berwick Partners, examines the leadership challenges facing the built environment sector, the mix of skills in demand and where this expertise can be found.
Driven by digital transformation and continued innovation, the face of the UK’s construction and built environment sectors is ever-changing. Organisations are drawing on a wider and more comprehensive set of factors to make better decisions and achieve their strategic goals.
BIM in particular has transformed the way in which construction projects are designed and delivered, but technologies such as this are ...READ MORE
NewsUK 5th in autonomous vehicle readiness ranking
The UK is placed fifth in a new assessment by KPMG ranking countries’ readiness for autonomous vehicles. Topping the consultant’s Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index is the Netherlan
PeopleCarrying the torch for Digital Built Britain
As director of the new Centre for Digital Built Britain, based at the University of Cambridge, Professor Andy Neely, pro-vice-chancellor for enterprise and business relations, sets out the next
ProjectsReaping the rewards of BIM Level 2
Wynne Construction is the only Welsh construction firm to have acquired full BIM Level 2 certification through the BRE. Design and BIM manager Andy Garner explains why adopting the digital
TechnologyGroundworks enters the digital age
3D modelling, sensors, drones and automatic plant are becoming more common in the groundworks sector as consultants and contractors embrace new technology. Stephen Cousins reports. Ground engi
ManagementBIM: The legal frontier – the risks of ignoring the contract
May Winfield, BIM and digitisation specialist, and senior construction solicitor at Carillion, offers advice on the importance of clear contract terms when adopting BIM on projects. There
EducationDownload your free copy of the popular BIM guide
Our popular Little Book of BIM is a quick reference guide to the standards and some of the key definitions that are commonly used in describing BIM and its related processes. Use it to improve y