Posts tagged with ‘BIM’

  • What’s the BIM idea? Find out at UK Construction Week

    By Debbie Eales on August 24, 2017
    While no longer classed as a brand-new concept, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is still evolving at a rapid pace. The latest statistics show that 62% of practices now use BIM on some projects – up 8% year on year. Despite the encouraging signs of increased adoption, there are still widespread concerns over the government’s failure to enforce their mandate relating […]
  • Banyards receive Level 2 BIM certification from British Standards Institution (BSI)

    By Debbie Eales on January 24, 2017
    Banyards, the building services consulting engineers, has achieved formal certification for BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 for Construction and Design. The assessment involves the ability of the team as well as the quality of the systems and processes that support the application of BIM. As one of the first consultants to have been formally assessed, Banyards are among a […]
  • Industry bodies agree single process for BIM product data

    By Debbie Eales on January 20, 2017
    Three leading construction industry bodies have acted to clear up confusion over the process of standardising product information for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM). The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and the Construction Products Association (CPA) have agreed on the respective roles of the ‘LEXiCON’ and ‘BIMHawk’ tools in developing standardised […]
  • Industry calls for greater emphasis on whole lifecycle costs in construction

    By Debbie Eales on October 31, 2016
    A UK Construction Week survey, in partnership with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), reveals that more than 80 per cent of facilities management (FM) professionals believe more needs to be done to take whole lifecycle cost into account during the construction process. When asked what role FM should play in the construction process, 85 per cent of respondents […]
  • BIM is building momentum – according to Bristan

    By Debbie Eales on October 28, 2016
    While the implementation of Business Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 legislation for publicly procured projects is only just nearing the six-month mark, Bristan says that, despite a certain level of pessimism, BIM will most certainly play an important role in the future of the construction industry. This April (2016) saw the UK Government’s construction strategy require that all publicly-funded construction […]
  • CIBSE appoints expert to lead BIM initiatives

    By Debbie Eales on June 16, 2016
    BIM and Digital expert Carl Collins has been appointed by CIBSE to lead a range of initiatives planned for imminent launch to members and the Building Services supply chain. The appointment reinforces CIBSE’s leadership and role in developing BIM tools for the MEP sector and for the operation and performance of built assets, seeking to spread the benefits of a […]
  • Free BIM Basics checklist for smaller contractors

    By Debbie Eales on May 18, 2016
    Free information for small and medium-sized firms was released by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), to coincide with the government’s April 2016 introduction of requirement to use BIM Level 2 in significant centrally procured contracts. The ECA’s ‘BIM Basics’ checklist highlights the ‘bare essential’ requirements that firms within the building services sector will need to meet to work on BIM […]
  • Survey tests readiness for new BIM requirements

    By Debbie Eales on August 11, 2015
    The building services sector’s ability to engage with BIM will be tested by a major new survey, conducted by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), supported by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) alongside building services and engineering consultancy BSRIA. Over the next six to twelve months, businesses working in building services will be able to share data via […]
  • CIBSE Symposium: Optimising building performance is key to tackling environmental challenges

    By Debbie Eales on April 22, 2015
    Latest research into building performance, environmental design and building information modelling (BIM) has been presented at CIBSE’s 2015 Technical Symposium in London. The two-day event brought together more than 50 presentations from industry practitioners and researchers. The annual Symposium plays a key role in bringing together academic and industry knowledge by sharing academic research and industry learning. Opening the Symposium, […]
  • Schneider Electric and Autodesk to collaborate on building life cycle management

    By Debbie Eales on March 17, 2015
    Schneider Electric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Autodesk to collaborate on enhancing current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modelling (BIM). The two companies are exploring ways to complement each other’s strengths to make buildings more energy efficient from the design and construction through operation and end-of-life phases. The collaboration may include new solutions and […]