Over the last few months we have provided guidance on construction personas, looking at the Client, Architect and Main Contractor. Creating construction personas helps understand the motivation behind buyer decisions, giving an understanding of the challenges and goals faced by the decision maker. Providing valuable insight into why construction professionals are specifying your product, or why they […]

In construction a contract acts as a binding agreement between the party commissioning the building project and the party responsible for carrying out the construction work. The Main Contractor oversees and manages the construction of a building project. The work is delivered under a contractual agreement. There are a number of forms of contract and it […]

Government published its Industrial Strategy as a Green Paper – The objective of the modern industrial strategy is to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country. The paper focuses upon growth through science, technology and innovation rather than through established, traditional industries; and poses several questions […]

Three construction industry bodies, BESA, CIBSE and The CPA, have all come together to clear up confusion over the process of standardising product information in BIM. All three have agreed on the respective roles of the ‘LEXiCON’ and ‘BIMHawk’ tools in developing standardised product data parameters and structure. This should now resolve the confusion over […]

A roadmap for digital construction The UK BIM Alliance launched during the recent Construction Week, replacing the BIM Task Group, it aims to provide a reference point for firms involved in the built environment to implement BIM, particularly the adoption of Level 2. As part of this launch the chair of the UK BIM Alliance presented […]

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, […]

Transparency Market Research have released Global BIM Market Analysis covering BIM growth, trends and forecast to 2020. This month B1M have created a number of videos, perfect for those considering BIM implementation: Top 10 BIM Acronyms Explained, also summarised in an article for RIBA Insights; Top 3 BIM Myths Dispelled and What Happens if I Don’t do BIM? Pheonix […]

At the end of July BIM4M2 ran a 1 day seminar, BIM for Manufacturers: Help with the journey, which provided an impartial perspective and some advice on the implementation of BIM. Su Butcher has written a Storify of the day summarising all the tweets and discussions around the presentations. The presentations from the day are […]

The ONS have released Sustainable Development Indicators 2015, a report that assesses progress towards a sustainable economy, society and environment. The Inquiry of the Manufacturing Commission into industrial sustainability is seeking submissions on how UK manufacturing can achieve long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability. The CPA are holding a Networking Forum on Energy Efficiency for […]