Every since Mark Farmers report Modernise or Die, the industry has been keen to show the digital innovations being adopted in the construction process. Much of this innovation is being lead by the adoption of BIM. One of the new technologies being slowly adopted is Augmented Reality. A recent article in BIM+ argues that Augmented […]

Traditionally the construction industry has been slow to change, yet recently a series of initiatives are influencing the way construction design decisions are made. Initiatives that are pushing for changes in construction methods and innovation in the construction supply chain. These changes will influence the construction decision making unit; Client, Architect, Engineer, Main Contractor, Specialist Contractor, […]

BIM adoption and the standardisation of product data Results of a survey, by Construction Manager and BIM+ have revealed that a high proportion of public sector clients are failing to adopt BIM on their projects and that 1 in 4 said they did not ask for BIM adoption on their projects. They surveyed clients, contractors […]

A year has passed since the government BIM level 2 mandate came into force and the UK is seeing world leading development being done in the area of BIM. Yet since the level 2 Mandate, Brexit fears have exacerbated the skills gap faced by the industry, as well as impacted on the costs of materials. […]

Arcadis recently warned that Brexit could see British construction miss out on 215,000 workers, calculating that the recruitment need is equivalent to employing one new worker every 77 seconds! This is also backed by research from RICS, which reveals that large construction projects could be at risk if the UK leaves the EU single market, as […]

Three construction industry bodies, BESA, CIBSE and The CPA, have all come together to clear up confusion over the process of standardising product information in BIM. All three have agreed on the respective roles of the ‘LEXiCON’ and ‘BIMHawk’ tools in developing standardised product data parameters and structure. This should now resolve the confusion over […]

Wholesale adoption of BIM critical to modernisation of construction Mark Farmer, in his article for BIM plus talks about the need to scale up the digital agenda for construction. He says “I see the digital journey in the construction industry as being one of the most important enablers of change and modernisation” He explains how […]

A roadmap for digital construction The UK BIM Alliance launched during the recent Construction Week, replacing the BIM Task Group, it aims to provide a reference point for firms involved in the built environment to implement BIM, particularly the adoption of Level 2. As part of this launch the chair of the UK BIM Alliance presented […]

Realising the value of a digitally enabled construction sector Construction is no longer a muddy boots and shovel industry. Recent thoughts on rebranding the construction industry take a look at some of the world leading work being done in the area of BIM and the digitisation of construction. The recent report by the CPA, The […]

The project to develop a standardised format for BIM content continues, with the Construction Products Association, BRE and BIM4M2 working together. This will be managed by ‘Relevant Authorities’ – the trade associations representing manufacturers who will develop the templates for each section of the industry. The next workshop for trade associations is being hosted by […]