Exploring #BIM object naming #standards – A discussion for debate

This blog looks at Building Information Modelling (BIM) object naming standards information.  In addition to this how this information is then structured with the object, i.e. embedded or linked, is also examined.  This is by no means comprehensive and further debate is welcomed on the subject. The broader context for BIM object information requirements is […]

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#Innovation in the #construction industry #BIM #longread

Introduction This blog investigates the concept of innovation within the construction industry, and how the professionals respond to standards, and what future innovations may arise over the coming years for the construction industry.  A definition of innovation will be explored, as well as some of the wider industry issues that affect the implementation of innovation.  […]

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Is a #BIM Manager role required? #Certification and #chartered status discussed

This blog explores whether a BIM Manager role is required and asked whether a formal certification is required to provide a level of confidence for clients in the abilities of that individual. BIM Manager Role definition (Kensek and Nobel, 2014, p.364) states that a BIM manager is “a staff member who is entrusted with establishing BIM […]

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Government Soft Landings #GSL, #BIM and Integrated Project Delivery #IPD

  This post will discuss how Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) could support the notion of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to power Government Soft Landings (GSL) and the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) Soft Landings approach in the UK, identifying additional benefits that the adoption of its collaborative principles could engender. It has been described […]

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Addressing the #BIM skills gap and education – Whose responsibility is it?

Note: Post was written pre-Brexit and Farmer Review, although both developments support the points below. Introduction This post answers to 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 […]

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How can Cloud #BIM integration affect the architecture, engineering and construction sector?

This blog covers Cloud Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the effect that this may have on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sectors.  There are a number of areas asked to be investigated and these are all covered with benefits and challenges outlined and future research suggested. What is ‘Cloud BIM’ and what are the benefits and […]

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