BSRIA warns BIM readiness for 2016 is essential

BSRIA is concerned by the fact that three quarters of surveyors believe non-adoption of BIM could seriously hinder the UK construction sector over the next year, according to research published by the RICS.

Latest BIM survey shows Government on the right track

The Government continues to be driving the industry’s adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) according to this year’s NBS National BIM Survey.

ICE calls for firms to embrace BIM to help meet Government deadline

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is tackling the need for sector modernisation with the launch of its Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Infrastructure training course.

Business in motion

Brian Morris, MD of sustainable building services design firm, BCM, writes about his company’s experience with Level 2 BIM and the implications of legislation on the future of the industry

BIM is not just a whim

BIM is here to stay, so make sure you are prepared, says Sarah Shemmings

BIM makes more sense when mobile

The construction industry needs to wake up to the much wider potential BIM has on site, says Iain Miskimmin

BIM and electronic sign-off gets M25 upgraded early

Using building information modelling (BIM) to provide real-time information and an electronic sign-off process has helped Skanska Balfour Beatty sign off its latest contract to upgrade the M25 22 weeks early, it says.

Business in Motion

Meeting the government’s 2016 target for BIM adoption will require a culture change, says Tony Ryan – and one sector needs to lead the way

53% see culture as biggest BIM challenge

Britain’s building industry needs to go through a cultural shift with regard to building information modelling (BIM) if the government’s deadline for using it on all centrally procured projects by 2016, an RICS survey suggests.

BIM is more than just design

Building Information Modelling (BIM), says Neville Glanville, should not be just about 3D data but about ensuring that every organisation has rapid access to the in-depth information required to drive effective cooperation and collaboration at every stage of the design, build, and operate lifecycle

New BIM Academy aims to inform the next generation

Design and engineering consultancy, Waldeck, has invested a six-figure sum into the development of the next generation of the UK construction industry by setting up an academy to train young people in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Interserve wins more work at Peterborough prison

Interserve has won a contract to design and build an extension to HMP Peterborough – the prison it originally completed in 2005 under a PFI contract.

ICE survey suggests good BIM awareness

An “anecdotal” survey of ICE members has revealed that many working on infrastructure projects have a “very good” understanding of what Building Information Management (BIM) can deliver, the organisation is claiming.

CIOB backs BIM project

The Chartered Institute of Building is supporting a partly public sector funded project to make small construction businesses in the South East early adopters of BIM technology.

App aims to ease client communication

An app that allows construction teams to access and amend their project information on the go from their mobile phones and tablet devices has been launched by Sunderland-based construction software company 4Projects.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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