Posts tagged with ‘Building Information Modelling’

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]