Is there a preferred standard form of contract that can be used with #BIM? One option explored.

Introduction The blog asks whether there is a preferred standard form of contract that can be used in accordance with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and whether any existing contract type can be used.  The context of contracts and options will … Continue reading Is there a preferred standard form of contract that can be used with #BIM? One option explored.

Building Information Modelling (#BIM) education exploration

Introduction This blog explores four areas regarding Building Information Modelling (BIM) education.  These include; responsibility for training, current practice and how can it be improved, advocacy both within organisations and in the industry, and responsibility to meet challenges of BIM … Continue reading Building Information Modelling (#BIM) education exploration

Is a Project Manager right for the role of an Information Manager? #BIM discussion

This blog discusses the BIM Task Group recommendation that the project lead or design team leader may be the most appropriate individual for the role for Information Manager.  The role of the Information Manager is defined specifically within the Construction Industry … Continue reading Is a Project Manager right for the role of an Information Manager? #BIM discussion

#BIM, construction clients, #socialmedia, @theb1m and #bimregions discussed #ukbimcrew

This blog recognises that Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a fundamental change to a construction industry which has not progressed significantly in line with other industries in relation to productivity.  There are two sections to this post which includes; how can … Continue reading #BIM, construction clients, #socialmedia, @theb1m and #bimregions discussed #ukbimcrew

Methodologies for #AEC practitioners to transfer & maintain digital information #BIM

The question of this blog asks; what methodologies can be established or maintained by Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) practitioners to ensure effective management and eventual transfer of digital information through design, construct, operations and maintenance phases? It is argued … Continue reading Methodologies for #AEC practitioners to transfer & maintain digital information #BIM

Exploring #BIM object naming #standards – A discussion for debate

This blog looks at Building Information Modelling (BIM) object naming standards information.  In addition to this how this information is then structured with the object, i.e. embedded or linked, is also examined.  This is by no means comprehensive and further … Continue reading Exploring #BIM object naming #standards – A discussion for debate

Is a #BIM Manager role required? #Certification and #chartered status discussed

This blog explores whether a BIM Manager role is required and asked whether a formal certification is required to provide a level of confidence for clients in the abilities of that individual. BIM Manager Role definition (Kensek and Nobel, 2014, p.364) … Continue reading Is a #BIM Manager role required? #Certification and #chartered status discussed

Government Soft Landings #GSL, #BIM and Integrated Project Delivery #IPD

  This post will discuss how Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) could support the notion of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to power Government Soft Landings (GSL) and the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) Soft Landings approach in the UK, identifying … Continue reading Government Soft Landings #GSL, #BIM and Integrated Project Delivery #IPD

Addressing the #BIM skills gap and education – Whose responsibility is it?

Note: Post was written pre-Brexit and Farmer Review, although both developments support the points below. Introduction This post answers to four areas regarding Building Information Modelling (BIM) education.  These include; responsibility for training, current practice and how can it be improved, … Continue reading Addressing the #BIM skills gap and education – Whose responsibility is it?

3D #GIS and #BIM – benefits and complexities

This article asks for three questions to be answered; the first part asks whether the government should be creating and managing a 3-D digital survey of the built environment, the second part asks what uses could be derived from it and third part asks who will benefit from this. Recently Geographic Information Systems have been used “to read and analyse map data”, this has been recorded as 2D information over the last ten years (Ordnance Survey, 2015).  However, government departments currently record geographic data as layers that could include 3 data and the complexities of topography with geographic information systems … Continue reading 3D #GIS and #BIM – benefits and complexities