• New Wiki site is set to make BIM mainstream

    By Sarah on July 23, 2019
    PCSG and Designing Buildings has launched BIM Wiki, a free, open access knowledge sharing platform for building information modelling. The site launches with more than 150 articles already written, covering everything from employer’s information requirements to parametric modelling, and including a detailed step-by-step guide to BIM Level 2. Its creators are calling on the industry to help develop the site […]
  • Why occupancy health is so important when considering building design

    By ZehnderUK on October 8, 2018
    When it comes to building houses, a number of factors are deemed important, from using sustainable materials to implementing and maintaining high levels of energy efficiency. Energy in particular has been a core focus of the building services and construction industries for a long time, with insulation and airtightness being pushed right to the top of the agenda. This prioritisation […]
  • Five things you should know about overheating in the home (but maybe you didn’t)

    By ZehnderUK on September 19, 2018
    As summer temperatures soar in the UK, people are rejoicing at the prospect of wearing shorts to work, or getting out the flip-flops and deck chairs set up outside to maximise our very limited Vitamin-D exposure. However, summer months can bring harmful complications to homes. Unknown by many, the internal climate within our homes is also rising to steamy new […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Tyco Fire Protection & Tyco Security Products are BIM ready

    By BSEE on February 26, 2016
    Tyco Fire Protection Products and Tyco Security Products will launch their own living BIM (Building Information Modelling) library from January 2016. Users will be able to access Tyco’s extensive range of BIM objects for security and fire protection products, including detection, mechanical and suppression solutions. The library will also feature the company’s BIM user guide to support architects and engineers, […]
  • Over half of SMEs could be ‘frozen out’ of government contracts

    By Debbie Eales on November 4, 2015
    ‘More than half of small firms ‘not ready’ for introduction of BIM Level 2’ Small and medium-sized firms could find themselves unintentionally ‘frozen out’ from competing for tens of billions of pounds of central government contracts in just a matter of months, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). The survey, carried out with leading industry partners, shows […]
  • 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 […]
  • FETA Chairman raises concerns about training and BIM

    By Debbie Eales on April 17, 2015
    Mike Lawrence, Chairman of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA), expressed concerns about BIM and the availability and appropriateness of training, when he spoke at the Federation’s annual lunch in London on April 16th. He told guests: “All the Associations have been working to try to understand what is required of them for BIM and preparing to be in […]