Housing associations BIM toolkit launched

A BIM toolkit for housing associations has been launched.

Developed by BIM for Housing Associations (BIM4HAs), the toolkit takes the housing association sector through how to use BIM as a tool to deliver safe, high-quality and well-managed buildings. BIM4HAs has created a forum where toolkit users can share their experiences, ask questions and provide feedback.

The toolkit covers:

  • Scopes of services
  • Asset information requirements, including an example COBie sheet for building and component data.
  • Exchange information qequirements, including an example master information delivery plan
  • Organisation information requirements
  • Guidance
  • BIM for existing buildings – a report by asset managers on digitising existing asset information.

This toolkit is now free to download and use via the National Housing Federation (NHF) website:

The NHF said: “BIM has been recommended by Dame Judith Hackitt as an effective way of building in safety upfront into a building’s design and construction, as well as enabling an evidence base to support safety while a building is occupied. BIM can therefore support the construction, handover and management of safer, higher quality buildings, leading to efficiencies for housing associations developing and maintaining homes, and potentially greater satisfaction among residents living in them.”

There will be a launch event for the toolkit on 12 July; register here:

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