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Relates to 3D CAD, but data rich modelling, object based CAD, not lines in space anymore.
All things to all men, from prototyping through manufacturing to building, embraces and enages with many issues holistically: if you choose to exploit its potential
Intelligent, Coordination (of consultants inputs), Compatibility (clash detection), Consistent, schedule generating, automatically updating all outputs from a single place.
Engages with project delivery, predictability of delivery, production management, manufacturing, waste minimisation, facilities management.
Can even engage with environmental design: BEM Building Environment Modelling, BES Building Environment Simulation, within or by integrating with other software.
Clients are beginning to ask all members of project teams to deliver the project design in BIM formats.
Embraces Latham and Egan aspirations and recession hit practices are skilling up rather than navel gazing.
Building Modelling (BM) is what most people are doing, without most of the Information that makes BIM.
(NGS BRM ’10 – ’14)
The most important part being INFORMATION
In the world of BIM and the information Age, raw data needs refinement
(NGS BRM ’12 after Paul Fletcher ’12)
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process of generating and managing building data during the building's life cycle.
There will be increased awareness and use of BIM in the UK, although not likely to reach the heights of use in the USA, where it is used by 71% of all contractors engineers architects and owners.
The Government's BIM Implementation Task Group should publish a BIM protocol this year, but then it was promised in 2012.
Having BIM may give a USP or advantage in the market; it is said to save time and cost and certainly is signposted as the way forward.
(Taylors Construction Bulletin February 2013) The Gathering Storm or New Opportunities?
New National BIM Library Objects go live!
We are delighted to announce this month the BIM objects for
• Glerflor Ltd,
• Interface Europe Ltd,
• Dow Building Solutions,
• Protan UK Limited,
• Sika Limited,
are now live on the National BIM Library. Take a look - http://ow.ly/pegfb
BIM Articles of Interest
Construction industry manufacturer BIM case study: Kingspan Insulation - http://ow.ly/pegdf
BIM and LOD - http://ow.ly/pegmq
BIM for all – dummies or not! - http://ow.ly/pegzj
Solution for a co-ordinated BIM - http://ow.ly/pewuW
Join the debate on....
National BIM Library software versions - http://ow.ly/pewBi
Offering BIM objects - any legal aspects to think about for Product Manufacturers? -http://ow.ly/pewJR
BIMForum LOD Spec: What’s Your View? - http://ow.ly/pewRY
NBS Live - NBS Live is a brand new event created to provide construction professionals with access to over 80 expert speakers and 26 hours of content rich presentations across 16 themed seminars, all in one place on a single day this November.
There are 4 themed rooms - Business & Practice, Technical, Design or BIM. http://www.thenbs.com/NBS-Live/index.asp
Book of the month
BIM Demystified is a short, practical introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Addressing BIM from the point of view of mainstream practice as opposed to a cutting-edge technological perspective, it offers a user-friendly yet thorough explanation of a subject which is often swamped by jargon and deluged with spin.
We are have been nominated for the Construction Computing Magazine awards –
1. BIM Product of the Year – For the NBS National BIM Library
2. Product of the Year – For NBS Create
3. Company of the Year
We are launching our very own NBS Contracts and Law LinkedIn group, click now to join http://ow.ly/pnUam
From your National BIM Library Team :)