Is there a preferred standard form of contract that can be used with #BIM? One option explored.

Introduction The blog asks whether there is a preferred standard form of contract that can be used in accordance with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and whether any existing contract type can be used.  The context of contracts and options will be reviewed briefly before proposing that the recent issue of the Chartered Institute of Builders […]

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Building Information Modelling (#BIM) education exploration

Introduction This blog explores four areas regarding Building Information Modelling (BIM) education.  These include; responsibility for training, current practice and how can it be improved, advocacy both within organisations and in the industry, and responsibility to meet challenges of BIM in the future. This blog response will respond with a content review that includes; construction […]

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Is a Project Manager right for the role of an Information Manager? #BIM discussion

This blog discusses the BIM Task Group recommendation that the project lead or design team leader may be the most appropriate individual for the role for Information Manager.  The role of the Information Manager is defined specifically within the Construction Industry Council (CIC) Information Manager (CIC, 2013) document and this will be investigated to understand whether […]

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#BIM, construction clients, #socialmedia, @theb1m and #bimregions discussed #ukbimcrew

This blog recognises that Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a fundamental change to a construction industry which has not progressed significantly in line with other industries in relation to productivity.  There are two sections to this post which includes; how can construction industry professionals embrace the opportunity to influence the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry […]

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Methodologies for #AEC practitioners to transfer & maintain digital information #BIM

The question of this blog asks; what methodologies can be established or maintained by Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) practitioners to ensure effective management and eventual transfer of digital information through design, construct, operations and maintenance phases? It is argued here that it is incumbent on the client to ensure that the consultant team fully […]

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What is the @thenbs Digital Plan of Works? #BIM discussion

Introduction – what is the digital works? The National Building Specification Digital Plan of Works (DPoW) is an online tool that facilitates the process of Building Information Modelling (BIM), in particular relating to the works stage requirements of a project and linking to the 2013 RIBA Plan of Works (, 2015). It has been described that […]

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#COBie and #IFC implementation thoughts #bimthoughts

This blog explores three areas how will Construction Operations Building; information exchange (COBie) be delivered in practice, how can we avoid inadequate content or COBie deliverables being abandoned, and how does the industry ensure IFC and COBie are integral to how the industry works? Additionally this blog asks how IFC and COBie will be practically implemented to […]

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