Is NBS becoming the Google of BIM? John Eynon FCIOB welcomes new three new BIM initiatives from NBS, but warns we need the stimulus of competition. “Well we’ve reached Level 3!” So said guest speaker David Philp, Head of UK BIM at the launch of the NBS BIM Object Standard earlier this week. Less excitingly, […]Read more "Is NBS the Google of BIM?"
I’m just reflecting on another South East BIM Hub meeting this afternoon. Mervyn Richards, gave us the final one in his series with us, where we’ve explored the world of BIM, and the UK Taskgroup documents such as PAS1192/2 and the big daddy of them all BS1192/2007. Today, we trotted through the various roles in […]Read more "Back to the future…..with BIM!"
Long long ago…….in a galaxy not so far away, years before Star Wars there was THX1138. A vision of an apocalyptic future where the public spend on a human life was 10,000 dollars…brought to you by a much younger George Lucas. Workers were bred, genetically selected and housed in compounds…breeding was controlled. It’s funny how […]Read more "THX1138 – the extinction protocol?"
…the UK construction industry! Check out this out… Making “Building Information Modelling” happen – ….The BIM Task Force and Technology Strategy Board collaborating to deliver Classification and the Digital Plan of Works , “A digital tool for building information modelling SBRI competition for contracts February 2014” You can see further details here and download the flier….https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/a-digital-tool-for-building-information-modelling?p_p_auth=ZQRaG38I As […]Read more "And the winner is…"
So said Richard Saxon at today’s E4BE meeting at the CIC in London, to discuss BIM, Higher Education and Growth. Richard was on top form, and gave an insightful presentation about where BIM is in the UK and where we’re going, particular with education. His quote illustrated the UK approach to set a realistic target […]Read more "Don’t shoot for the stars – aim for the half landing!"
At various meetings, the thorny subject of education and training of construction professionals often comes up. There is always recognition we need change. The issue is that it will take a long time for the institutions to respond at the speed we need. At this rate China will just come over here and do it […]Read more "Silos, tribes, ants and bees…"
I almost said what’s the fuss? Attended a great meeting at G4C Berkshire this week at the offices of Boyes Turner LLP in Reading. Myself , Ewan Maclean and Fred Mils of The B1M fame were speaking, presenting different perspectives on the risk of BIM. Whilst we had quite a detailed review of what can […]Read more "BIM – What’s the risk?"
It was my privilege to be with the guys at CITA in Dublin a few weeks ago. Didn’t write it up at the time so this is a bit of catch up. Check them out at http://www.cita.ie We talked about BIM in pre-construction, and there were several software vendors supporting the event, as well as […]Read more "CITA – leading by example…"
This has been on my mind for some time. There’s two strands of thought here…firstly… A change of key Firstly I think there’s a chord change in the way that BIM is being talked about now. Much more emphasis on what we actually have to do, how to make it work, and how to change […]Read more "Happy goldfish bowl everybody!"
This week it was great to have Mervyn Richards , lead author of PAS1192/Part 2, give a workshop for the SEBIMHUB, on the PAS, information management and BIM. Mervyn should need no introduction – he is a leading figure in UK BIM. Hopefully this will be the first in a series of workshops over the […]Read more "To collaborate or not………is that the question?"