BIM & digital construction Focus

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    BIM usage survey - what can help non-users get with the programme?

    2018-05-11T06:00:00Z

    This year’s BIM usage and attitudes survey by NBS reveals continued progress in the use of the technology. But 26% in the industry are still non-users

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    Digital construction: Better, faster, stronger

    2018-01-25T06:30:00Z

    Construction needs to get with the programme. The new tech programme, that is, which can offer radical and disruptive solutions to help deal with the housing needs of a rapidly expanding population. So what’s on offer, and how could it affect your working life?

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    BIM survey: Model answers

    2017-11-09T10:10:00Z

    Building’s annual BIM survey shows a growing gap between those embracing its potential and those still holding back. After a spike in interest coincided with last year’s BIM Level 2 mandate, take-up has slipped. But, Debika Ray reports, experts remain convinced that digitisation will continue apace

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    Construction 4.0: where are we now?

    2017-11-09T06:00:00Z

    From drones that do site inspections, to exoskeletons that save construction workers from back injury, to algorithms that crunch building codes to churn out thousands of design variants, artificial intelligence is ushering in a fourth revolution in construction.

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    BIM: ‘They just don’t get it’

    2017-05-12T06:00:00Z

    The latest survey from NBS shows take-up is growing but raises concerns that private clients don’t understand BIM and that the government is failing to enforce its own mandate

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    BIM: It’s good to talk

    2017-03-16T06:00:00Z

    The lack of a consistent approach to BIM software product data means that exchanges can be inaccurate and cause problems

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    BIM survey: Multi-dimensional issues

    2016-11-11T06:00:00Z

    Building’s annual BIM survey shows a lack of qualified staff, perceived higher costs and handicaps for SMEs, makes a fully digital built environment a far cry

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    Taking off into BiMSpace

    2016-11-10T07:30:00Z

    Balfour Beatty has been co-ordinating the National Automotive Innovation Centre project from its digital modelling powerhouse hut, developed by Cullinan Studio. We took a look into BiMspace, winner of BIM Initiative of the Year

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    BIM: Cost vs benefits

    2016-05-24T12:14:00Z

    The industry is frequently told it must engage with building information modelling, but there is little information available on the cost versus benefit balance of integrating BIM into a construction project

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    Have you seen the BIM deadline?

    2016-04-01T06:00:00Z

    From Monday, any firm wanting to be considered for public sector construction work will need to be BIM level 2 compliant. Yet just days before the deadline, only about half of companies are using the technology