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NewsModel of Parliament to be the largest ever created
Plowman Craven is set to create the largest BIM model ever produced as part of the programme of works to restore the Houses of Parliament.
The chartered surveyor has been commissioned to carry out a laser scan survey to capture measurement data for the entire Palace of Westminster. The information will then be used to create a BIM model that will be the platform for the restoration and renewal programme.
Plowman Craven believes that it’s probably the largest building of its type that anyone has ever modelled, which is what makes this such a unique project to be involved with.
According to the surveyor, it is a massive undertaking with many different challenges – particularly gaining access to all areas of the estate and the complicated nature of the building and its historic fabric.
Carrying out the scan and producing the model is expected to take 14 months with a team of around 20 working on the project. Plowman Craven will deploy advanced laser scanning techniques with Leica P40 HDS ...READ MORE
PeopleBIM around the world A BIM mandate lesson from Denmark
It took seven to eight years after BIM was mandated in Denmark to see the benefits, says Jan Karlshøj, associate professor in the Technical University of Denmark and chairman of the buildingSMART’s Nordic chapter and consultant at Gravicon DK.
How was the mandate established?
An early adopter, the implementation of BIM covering public construction projects in Denmark was first set out by regulation 1365, which was introduced in 2007. The current ICT regulations 118 and 119 for projects fully and partially funded by the government exceeding DKK5m have been in effect since 2013.
Over the past nine years, the Danish government has set regulations, promoting the use of ICT technologies as a main measure against the stagnating productivity ...READ MORE
ManagementCPD: Better definition with BIM
Understanding how much information to provide at different stages of the BIM process is vital if the benefits of the technology are to be realised. Duncan Reed from Trimble explains.
BIM can deliver huge efficiencies in the construction process – but only if members of the project team clearly understand their roles. This is particularly important when providing information for the model.
In UK building information modelling (BIM) terminology, the acronym LOD usually refers to “level of definition”, meaning the amount of model detail or information detail provided at different stages of a project. It is an acronym that can sometimes ...READ MORE
NewsAutodesk and Trimble sign interoperability agreement
Two of the largest BIM software producers, Autodesk and Trimble, ...
PeopleIf BIM consultants are charging so much where’s my yacht?
Nigel Davies, director of Evolve Consultancy, responds to the claim ...
ProjectsCase Study: UTC Wolverhampton A BIM exemplar at training establishment
The £10m University Technical College (UTC) in Wolverhampton, designed by ...
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Car maker Local Motors has partnered with IBM to create ...
ManagementBIM bytes: Clash detection Is it just about the models?
Clash detection is seen as one of the great benefits ...