Posts tagged with ‘BIM’

  • Construction industry is ‘facing challenges it has never seen before’ – Mark Farmer

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    The construction industry faces a combination of challenges unlike anything it has survived before, according to Mark Farmer – the author of last year’s seminal ‘Modernise or Die’ report. He told the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference that an ageing workforce, poor productivity, rising consumer discontent prompted by poor quality new build housing, serious financial problems among Tier […]
  • Bosch backs CIBSE’s Society of Digital Engineering

    By Debbie Eales on November 2, 2017
    The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)’s Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) is a step in the right direction, according to an industry spokesperson from Bosch Commercial and Industrial. The society has been recently launched by CIBSE to support anyone involved in bringing digital elements to the built environment, be it designer, manufacturer, or contractor – an approach welcomed […]
  • 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 […]