Posts tagged with ‘BIM’

  • 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 […]
  • Transoft Solutions Completes Acquisition of UK-Based Keysoft Solutions

    By Sarah on July 22, 2019
    Transoft Solutions Inc., a global leader in transportation engineering design and analysis software, has just announced the completion of its acquisition of Keysoft Solutions Ltd. Keysoft Solutions, developers of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for traffic management and landscape planning and design, has been a close partner and reseller of Transoft Solutions products in the UK since 2005. Keysoft Solutions […]
  • Bathroom solutions manufacturer offers BIM insight and product demos at London Build 2018

    By Debbie Eales on October 15, 2018
    Bathroom solutions manufacturer, Armitage Shanks, is showcasing its washroom ceramics and brassware for the commercial sector on stand E63 at this year’s London Build. As well as live product demonstrations, Ana Martin-Alvarez, European BIM Manager, Ideal Standard, will also be hosting a session on how specifiers can best make use of BIM, outlining the current benefits of the process and […]
  • 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 […]