The NBS Launched their New BIM Toolkit at BIM show live 2015. The New Toolkit is free to use and provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate the responsibility for information development and the delivery of BIM. The NBS also provide a summary of the session and presentations for the launch of the Toolkit. Jack white of BIMcrunch provides a overview of the BIM Show Live coverage and a roundup of the best industry tweets relating to the event.
The top 500 influencers and players active on Twitter in BIM has been published by McClelland Media Ltd in association with CIBSE. This is a weekly leader board ranking based on interactions and influence across all major social-media channels.
The Practical Challenges of BIM are outlined in an article for adjacent government by Hinesh Mistry, Water Global Technology Leader – BIM, at CH2M HILL. Craig Sewell asks in his blog Why Do Specifiers Ignore Your BIM Content? This gives some interesting advice on the level of detail manufacturers should contain in their BIM models. Miles Walker in his blog fuels the debate asking How useful is manufacturers content for BIM? In an article for B1M, Peter Foster, of WACO UK asks what the BIM bubble is and how BIM beginners can burst it? B1M have also published a video case study Manufacturing with BIM: The Cubicle Centre Story. In this The Cubicle Centre talks about their BIM journey and the challenges they faced.
Vertex Modelling have created a 3D model of Piccadilly Circus using BIM, modelled to Level of Detail 4 (LOD4), with all facades and street furniture captured to 20cm accuracy. Lachmi Khemlani, founder and editor of AECbytes talks about high speed rail projects around the world and the influence BIM has had on these projects. Finally in Building Control Journal, Peter Caplehorn of the CPA, traces the development of technology all the way to building information modelling. A storify of the Green BIM event held on the 1st April in Leeds can be viewed. Popular were the YouTube videos from Climate Reality on Cost of Carbon and The Price of Carbon.