BIM around the world
Construction 4.0 in Portugal
BIM+ contributor wins construction journalism award
Case study: Supercomputer hall, Devon
Winds of change bring BIM to Met Office
3D Repo highly commended at the IET Innovation Awards
NewsBIM around the world Ireland increases use and take-up of BIM
A new survey on Ireland’s take-up of BIM and the digital transition of the construction industry reveals the country has increased its awareness and use since 2015.
The survey, which was conducted by Enterprise Ireland alongside the Construction IT Alliance, found that 76% of respondents possessed confidence in their organisation’s BIM skills and knowledge, up from 67% in the 2015 survey, and 79% of the sample also reported an increase in demand for BIM.
The survey questioned 97 of the most influential leaders in architecture, engineering and contracting sectors within the country and was commissioned in light of the introduction of the UK BIM Level 2 mandate and to understand how much impact it was having on Irish construction businesses.
57% of the sample reported that their awareness of BIM had improved significantly and were now using BIM on a number of projects. A further 33% reported that their awareness had slightly improved and were using BIM on some of their projects. Only 4% of the sample from ...READ MORE
PeopleComment: Mark Farmer Why we need to scale up digital agenda
Mark Farmer, author of the Farmer Review and CEO of Cast Consultancy, asks how we can drive the benefits case for BIM.
Anyone who has read the Farmer Review will recognise that I see the digital journey in the construction industry as being one of the most important enablers of change and modernisation. I say this firmly influenced by the role I believe digital technology can play in resolving some of the key symptoms of failure that I identify in the report.
It is clear to me that scaling up the digital agenda, with BIM at its heart, is crucial to how the industry addresses its systemic problems, of which I would highlight the following selection here:
ManagementThe BIM Toolkit one year on Enhanced and improved
Over a year since the launch of the BIM Toolkit the NBS has continued to improve this tool based on user feedback, says Dr Stephen Hamil, director of design and innovation at NBS.
The BIM Toolkit gives consultants the ability to support their clients when defining Employer’s Information Requirements. As the project progresses the project lead can then develop this information through the timeline, which helps define who is delivering what and when and provides clarity through project team collaboration.
Over the past year at NBS we have been listening to user feedback on what they liked about the ...READ MORE
NewsBIM+ contributor wins construction journalism award
BIM+ feature writer Stephen Cousins has been named Construction/Infrastructure journalist ...
PeopleBIM around the world Construction 4.0 in Portugal
European alignment around BIM and construction 4.0 is extremely important, ...
ProjectsCase study: Supercomputer hall, Devon Winds of change bring BIM to Met Office
This cutting-edge 3,000 sq m facility located on Exeter Science ...
TechnologyNew firm offers snap-together homes above car parks
ZED Pods Limited, a new independent UK company, has been ...
ManagementBIM bytes: Level 3 and dynamic purchasing systems
For those engaged in the implementation of BIM Level 2, ...