The challenges faced by manufacturers in the BIM process are reported by PBC Today, in which Steve Thompson, Chair of BIM4M2 discusses the support and advice available. The latest blog from COLT provides a review of three key elements of BIM from a manufacturers perspective, looking at Spatial Information, Performance Data, Operation and Performance. And Craig Sewell in his blog also looks to dispel the complexity of BIM for Building Manufacturers.

The BIM Hub looks at BIM from the owners’ perspective presenting the challenges faced by the construction team and asks how does an owner confront the challenges and barriers to adopting BIM? The NBS provide an Understanding of BIM in a project management environment. PBC Today have interviewed Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Information at Crossrail Ltd, in which he explains what BIM means to Europe’s largest construction project. And Paul French, Commercial Market Manager at British Gypsum details the importance of ensuring accurate data for BIM projects.

RIBA Insight reports that the recent launch of a clear quality standard for BIM objects has enabled greater collaboration and more efficient information exchange across multiple formats.

Finally SMEs are being invited to battle it out in the virtual world in the UK’s first live 48-hour BIM competition. BIM4SME Live! takes place in the week of the 26th January and is being organised by BIM4SMEs.

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