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

How can Cloud #BIM integration affect the architecture, engineering and construction sector?

This blog covers Cloud Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the effect that this may have on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sectors.  There are a number of areas asked to be investigated and these are all covered with benefits and challenges … Continue reading How can Cloud #BIM integration affect the architecture, engineering and construction sector?