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. It started in 1999 where I first learned AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop where you built a 3d models in model space and you could extract information from the model such as door and window schedules, equipment schedules and so on, basically anything that you could “tag”.

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.

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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 head, and ask what can enable BIM? One of the solutions could be to adapt lean principles to a BIM process? Any thoughts?

Construction Jobs are on the rebound!

This is great news according the CIOB construction manager and now even the Metro London news reports there is a lot of activity in the recruitment sector. It is about time as we have been a limited  amount of constructions projects coming online in the last couple of years…
 

BIM Services

The way forward for many business maybe to adopt the new concepts in managing the production of construction information. But how this is done is a matter of opinion, as I am relative new to building information management it could go a number of ways. The question is will clients, builders or facility managers be the leaders or followers?