BIM in brief 05.04.22: CIOB shares HS2’s innovations

A visualisation of HS2’s Euston station.

A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past seven days.

Learn from HS2

The CIOB Academy will share best practice and innovation learned from HS2, according to Construction Management. The Academy will create and deliver online CPDs, disseminate case studies and technical papers.

Back to BIM Basics

The UK BIM Alliance has launched five short videos as the first part of the Back to BIM Basics campaign. The videos focus on what BIM is, why and how it should be adopted, the right software to use and how to effectively manage your data. The second part of the campaign will focus on ISO 19650 and the UK BIM Framework.

UK BIM Framework’s new governance

With the Centre for Digital Built Britain coming to an end, the UK BIM Framework has changed its governance to a memorandum of understanding with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Construction Leadership Council and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure joining as collaborators alongside BSI and the UK BIM Alliance. 

Cyber security still not a priority

Construction is among the three business sectors least likely to have appropriate cyber security measures in place, according to the government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022. Construction businesses are also the least likely to have a board director or trustee with responsibility for cyber security. The survey was published alongside another call from government for businesses to boost their cyber security.

Sellafield’s robotics hub opens

A robotics and AI hub has opened at Whitehaven, close to Sellafield. Known as RAICo1, it will ultimately be used by Sellafield Ltd, its supply chain partners and academia to develop the technology needed to decommission Sellafield and other sites like it.

Procore: driving down rework

Three quarters of the respondents to Procore’s annual ROI survey said Procore helps them to reduce rework, on average by 16%.

Dr Mark Bew MBE steps up

Dr Mark Bew MBE has become CEO of digital twin specialist Cohesive Group. The latter is the Bentley Systems subsidiary that 18 months ago bought PCSG, the digital built environment consultancy founded in 2000 by Katherine Bew and chaired by Dr Mark Bew. He also chaired the government’s BIM Task Group for six years.

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