BIM & digital construction Focus

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    Will virtual reality spark the BIM revolution we've been waiting for?

    2018-11-09T07:00:00Z

    A revolutionary new technology using ‘mixed reality’ merges real and virtual worlds to visualise physical and digital objects co-existing and interacting

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    BIM survey 2018: The rise and rise of BIM

    2018-10-24T06:00:00Z

    The number of firms using the technology and appreciating the value it brings to their work grows - but how to win over those who are not yet convinced?

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    Cutting-edge BIM

    2018-07-16T06:00:00Z

    Automation, 3D modelling and generative design processes are no longer a pipe dream – they are transforming how flagship developments are constructed. Jamie Harris looks at two pioneering projects using technology to create results that couldn’t have been achieved without BIM

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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 2017: 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 2016: 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

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    Who wins with BIM?

    2016-03-31T06:30:00Z

    If your firm isn’t using BIM level 2 by Monday, then it can’t be considered for public sector work. So what does the requirement mean for the industry - and who will be the winners and the losers?

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    BIM survey 2015: It’s the final countdown

    2015-11-19T06:00:00Z

    With just over four months to go before BIM level 2 will be required on all central government projects, Building reveals the responses to its second annual BIM survey. There’s good news … and there’s bad news

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    Digitising construction

    2015-06-26T06:00:00Z

    4Projects by Viewpoint investigates the future of BIM

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    Building Award Winners: BIM Initiative of the Year

    2015-04-30T06:00:00Z

    This category acknowledges those companies that have gone the extra mile to integrate BIM into the everyday fabric of their business, with the winner ensuring that all staff get hands on with the technology

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    BIM survey results: Levelling off?

    2015-04-17T00:00:00Z

    The government is backing it. Firms are paying top dollar for people that can do it. So why does the number of firms using building information modelling actually seem to be falling?

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    BIM: Power up for Level 3

    2015-04-16T06:00:00Z

    The strategy document for BIM Level 3 - Digital Built Britain - is big on aspiration but comes up a little short on the details

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    BIM: Early adopters

    2015-04-14T06:00:00Z

    Ramboll has developed an early stage modelling process that combines the qualitative capabilities of parametric design with BIM’s algorithmic, analytical strengths. Ike Ijeh wonders where this leaves designers