Archive Bim

The following are posts with the 'Bim' tag:

Infrastructure Visit 2018

We had the pleasure of visiting the UK Infrastructure Show last week and were pleased to see that there we quite a few major construction works being planned around the UK. This goes along with what we are hearing in the news regarding construction being 'on the up'. There were not as many distributors and stands as normal at this event; however what was there was relevant to the industry and interesting. Additionally the break out areas and keynote talks were thought-provoking and of high quality...
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HSE Making The Case For BIM

The HSE have published a report in conjunction with researchers for the Health and Safety Laboratory and with input from the BIM 4 Health and Safety Workgroup which details how digital engineering could make a difference to Health and Safety. We note that the report includes several case studies. These case studies show how digital modelling has saved either time and/or cost, provided better end product visualisation, facilitated better collaboration and, most importantly, cut down on hazards and...
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Working in a BIM Environment in 2018

Despite the snowy weather last week we visited RIBA to attend an event they were running in regard to using BIM in 2018. As we all know the government has stated their requirements for BIM level2 on public sector projects but the expectation is that we will all start using BIM to design and deliver projects that will, eventually, save the market billions of pounds by providing better, safer designs. A tall order? We think not. The discussions on the day highlighted that BIM modelling was a great...
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PAS 1192-6 is imminent

PAS 1192-6, Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM, is likely to be published early in February 2018. For obvious reasons, this article is based on the latest draft of the PAS, but it is likely that there will not be significant changes within the final version.  The increased use of 'Building Information Modelling' (BIM) for both building and infrastructure projects provides greater opportunities to identify 'foreseeable risk'...
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Centre of Digital Built Britain

With BIM (Building Information Modelling) being the buzzword at the moment we were interested to see that a partnership has grown between the Department of Business and Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge. Their aim is "to transform the UK construction industry's approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure". They have a number of courses within the built environment that include recommendations form this new government directive. BIM...
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BIM and CDM Synergy

The team at Ai Solutions have been finding out more about the synergy between CDM and BIM. We don't believe there are many of us that are unfamiliar with both these terms, but, just in case. BIM is Building Information Modelling and the government has set out its strategy to reach level 3. CDM is the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and all construction projects now fall under this set of regulations. Interestingly the Route to BIM in 10 steps tells us that at the moment many businesses...
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ISO 14001 2015 Revisions: Are You Ready and Willing?

This year is going to be full of change. As well as the CDM (Construction, Design and Management) 2015 legislative changes, companies preparing for BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 - there are also revisions being made to the Environmental Management standard 14001. The changes are due for implementation in Q3 2015 and are currently in draft form. ISO 14001 is the most popular of all the standards - which has been attributed to the continuous development of the content to keep it up to...
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To BIM or Not To BIM?

First – what does BIM mean? In short, BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the process of designing and building collaboratively, using coherent computer models rather than separate flat drawings. The BIM Task group states that "The UK Government has embarked with industry on a four year programme for sector modernisation with the key objective of: reducing capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20%.  Central to these ambitions...
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BIM - Building Information Modelling

It seems to be the 'hot topic' at the moment, in just a few short years BIM has changed from being something you had heard about, to something you knew about, to something you absolutely need to be implementing in your business. The issue here though is that many of us have no idea what it is and how it will affect us on our delivery. The drivers couldn't be simpler. Unless you are doing Level 2 BIM by 2016 the government state that you will be ineligible for public sector work. Moreover, large...
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