The NBS published Are you ready for BIM? What your business needs to do before 2016 (part 9), in which they review the best ways to make a BIM implementation plan. They also published an NBS Toolkit update and how these provide a boost for manufacturers, as they allow greater collaboration between professionals working on construction projects.

The B1M have created a video Levels of Definition explained. In this video Tom Payne, co-founder explains the different amounts of BIM data needed at each stage of a project. And Barbour Product Search provide a blog on BIM levels explained.

The B1M have also published Conversations: People Will Talk – #SocialBIM Episode 6. In this video Su Butcher of Just Practising, explains how conversations and communication underpin collaborative working in a BIM environment and what we can do to help them happen.

BIM4SME, a non-profit organisation responsible for providing resources, best practices and knowledge to small and medium companies to get them ready for BIM requirements of 2016, have published their annual report detailing the BIM organisation and what they have achieved over the year. As most of the construction industry and CPA’s membership is comprised of SME’s, this annual report provides a useful overview of efforts to reach and inform those 300,000 firms.

RICS have published member feedback on BIM, in which 55% of RICS members interviewed said they are currently working with architect firms that are using BIM. Learn more about how Surveyors are adopting BIM.

The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) have launched a sector-wide BIM survey alongside the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) BSRIA and Building.  The survey will explore the readiness of the building services sector to engage with BIM within the next six to 12 months.  The survey will run until September 15th.  Complete the survey here.

Whether or not you have implemented BIM, the BIM4M2 group would appreciate your input to their online survey. The survey called BIM Adoption by Product Manufacturers is being conducted by Competitive Advantage. The findings will help to shape BIM4M2’s priorities for the coming year and inform manufactures considering or already on the BIM journey. The survey can be accessed here and you can download last year’s report here.

Finally, ThinkBIM are hosting a free simulcast event, Level 2 – Are we there yet? In both London and Leeds on Monday 14th September, 6 leading speakers will present and debate on the importance of the government’s level 2 deadline and whether the construction industry is ready.

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