NBS launches annual BIM survey
Housing urgency will require contractors to embrace BIM fully
MIT researchers develop material 10 times as strong as steel
CASE STUDY: Retirement housing, Sussex
A solid test bed for BIM novice
NewsFree Audio Webinar Recording Real life applications of BIM
In the first in a series of webinars presented by BIM+ and Construction Manager, we focused on how to achieve Level 2 on the ground.
More than 200 members of the global BIM community from countries as diverse as the US, Kenya, South Africa and Dubai listened to the webinar live – and it is now available to listen to for free here.
This webinar, presented in association with Bluebeam, looks beyond the theoretical aspects of BIM Level 2 that have been well documented by the BIM Task Force and others. It focuses on actually getting teams to adopt BIM within their every day working practices both in the office and on site.
Speakers Louise Dawes, group BIM integration manager at Kier; David Philp, global BIM/MIC consultancy director at Aecom; and Sasha Reed, VP strategic development at Bluebeam, each present their views on how BIM can be driven into businesses, followed by a Q&A.
Format: Audio content with PowerPoint presentation. Duration: One hour.READ MORE
PeopleTools alone won’t change our culture
If BIM is to work we need better education, new contractual models to encourage collaboration and the leadership to develop teamwork, says Gary Sullivan OBE, chairman of logistics contractor Wilson James.
In the early 1990s I was introduced to a chap called Barry Ramsey, a Kiwi. Barry was working with Stanhope and others to produce a 3D modelling tool. 25 years Later we have BIM and while today’s technology is perhaps a little faster, they look pretty similar.
More recently I met Mark Bew. Like Barry, he’s a pretty smart chap too. So smart, in fact that, as with Barry, I don’t understand much of what he says. This is due to my lack of expertise, by ...READ MORE
ManagementJCT standard contract now references BIM Protocol
The Joint Contracts Tribunal (the JCT) has now updated its standard building contract. Wright Hassall legal director Stuart Thwaites picks out key changes.
There are no major changes. The CDM coordinator has been changed to the “Principal Designer” to reflect the CDM regulations from 2015.
The reference to the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations has been deleted from Article 6 as those regulations were revoked in 2013.
Article 8 now has the updated version of the Construction Industry Model Arbitration Rules.
There is now reference to a performance bond and parent company guarantee to be provided by ...READ MORE
NewsNBS launches annual BIM survey
NBS, a subsidiary of RIBA Enterprises, has launched its annual ...
PeopleHousing urgency will require contractors to embrace BIM fully
Extracting every drop of efficiency value from BIM will be ...
ProjectsCASE STUDY: Retirement housing, Sussex A solid test bed for BIM novice
Designed for retirement home operator PegasusLife, this £8m development in ...
TechnologyMIT researchers develop material 10 times as strong as steel
A team of researchers at US university Massachusetts Institute of ...
ManagementWhat you need to know about BIM and the Blockchain
What is the Blockchain and what are the practical applications ...