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Why 3d models work in the build environment

Have came across a concern that was raised on site the other day, Which maybe could have detected before the plumber started his pipe work, but only if the detail of the model includes elements / families such as the WC, mounting brackets, soil stack, bore holes setting out and full mechanical and electrical detail design had […]

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Want makes a good technical coordinator/

Here are some of the qualities that come to mind The person must understand the design process; what elements are required at a given time. Scope of the project, this requires in depth knowledge of the build elements. Managing the information required in the build environment. Understanding the build programme and how & when the […]

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Next Steps for BIM in the procurement process

Where is building information management going in regards to the build environment? As I see it at this point in time architects and designers are still producing line drawings and schedules in Revit or other 3d modellers, issuing the drawings in a electronic formats such as pdf or similar to the main contractor. Then the […]

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Design and Decision Tools for Construction 27th of June, 2013

Event Details A number of Design and Decision tools have been developed over the last three years with support from the Technology Strategy Board. They include tools for life cycle analysis, operational carbon reporting, embodied carbon reporting, easy early carbon calculations.  Ten tools will be showcased at this event, which will Help you grapple with challenges […]

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South West BIM Hub Conference July 11th, 2013

Join us for a day of presentations, guest speakers, workshop sessions and discussion groups about the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group. BIM brings together expertise from industry, government, public sector, institutes and academia. This 2nd annual conference is run in partnership by UWE Bristol and Stride Treglown. The event will provide an opportunity to […]

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First tomato of the season BIM beginnings part 1

Yesterday I saw my first small tomato in the garden, and my 4 year old said ” it was huge” this makes me think of the some of the projects and businesses I have been involved in the last say, 15 years or so that I have tried to streamline the design or construction processes. […]

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Is building information modeling the real deal?

The UK construction industry wants to become a world leader in building information modeling (BIM) after a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) report in 2008 found that the adoption of the technology is estimated to have already saved UK construction companies and their clients £2bn per annum. Read Full Article here

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Lean thinking and BIM together as last?

Tuesday the 18th of June, I attended the BIM for Beginners at the London BIM hub. It was a great environment for learning about Building Information Modelling and its processes. A question was asked want are some of the barriers in implementing BIM in your organisation? I would like to turn the question on it […]

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