Using data collaboratively to improve the construction process

Data rather than 3D objects is key to BIM, Steve Thompson explains what he means by this and the role of Product Data in his EcoBuild presentation, which has now been published on YouTube. And Richard Shennan, of Mott MacDonald says with the spread of BIM skills, there is an opportunity to adapt procurement processes to better support information management.

Paul Surin, head of built environment at Wienerberger and vice chairman of BIM4M2, explains why the industry must now start to talk and collaborate with all stakeholders, including manufacturers. Paul also talks about why it is important manufacturers talk to each other and pull in one direction, either through trade associations via Home4Life Consortium or BIM4M2.

BIM4M2 are holding their second workshop on communicating product data in London on 30th June, this is for Trade Associations and manufacturers.

Bond Bryan Architects use Lego to explain levels of detail when designing with BIM and how the final model or building undergoes a series of developments before the design is finalised, so that the design can be developed in the most efficient way possible. And ensuring that you utilise structured BIM data in offsite construction is a vital aspect of BIM explains Peter K. Foster Jnr, Director of Manufacturers and Merchants at coBuilder UK

RICS is working in collaboration with the BIM4SME Working Group to host the second RICS BIM4SME Awards. These awards aim to spread awareness for ongoing projects utilising BIM, and promote best practice. The closing date for entries is 23rd June 2016 with the ceremony taking place on 29th September 2016 in London.

Finally CIOB report on how Plowman Craven is set to create the largest BIM model ever produced as part of the programme of works to restore the Houses of Parliament.


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