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 […]

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 […]

In the last 150 years there have only been a few innovations in construction which have significantly contributed to the efficiency of the building process. Building Information Modelling (BIM) has the potential to be one of these. It has the potential to: change the way the construction team shares information, avoid component conflicts and reduce […]

In the 2011 Construction Strategy, government set a mandate for the use of fully collaborative BIM on all government construction projects by 4th April 2016. With this date just around the corner I chose to attend the Ecobuild seminar entitled, ‘BIM and UK Government’. I wanted to understand how government is helping the construction industry achieve […]

Housebuilding Initiatives At the beginning of the year government announced radical plans to fast-track construction of affordable homes on publicly owned land. The policy is aimed at helping to deliver the commitment to create 200,000 starter homes over the next 5 years. The government says this policy will lead to homes being built at a […]

For a building product manufacturer the need to provide BIM support will become as necessary as the provision of standard specification clauses or CAD details. To benefit from BIM you need to understand how your building products should be presented and the information that will be required. Then, just as standard specifications are provided today, […]