The NBS say in their recent article that BIM “is government led and technology driven; and it is implementing change across all industries, but there is still much confusion about what exactly it is and how it should be utilised and implemented.” This is from a comprehensive article called What is BIM, just one of their 5 articles to help you get started in understanding BIM.
An interview with Steve Thompson, Chair of the recently formed BIM4M2 in the April NBS newsletter, provides a good overview of how manufacturers are participating and taking on board BIM. The BIM4SME group have announced ambitious plans to extend its membership and help the implementation of BIM with e-learning via their website.
The BIM for Manufacturers and Manufacturing (BIM4M2) group, is holding a half-day conference on the issues of BIM libraries and product information for product manufacturers. The event is on the 15 July.