05/04/16 – Recent Articles on BIM and ICT

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05/04/16 – Recent Articles on BIM and ICT

Here are some recent articles pertaining to BIM and the construction industry. Read on below to find out the details of each and follow the links to read the articles in full. Enjoy!


BIM Level 2: Final Countdown for the UK Government Mandateblog1

The April 2016 deadline set by the UK government for all centrally procured public sector projects in the UK to be constructed using BIM Level 2 is here, with BIM Level 3 closely following on the horizon. It is widely regarded as the ‘new era’ for the construction industry providing for a fully collaborative forum throughout the building life cycle; from initial design to operation and even deconstruction.The benefits of BIM are well documented and include improved cost efficiencies, client outcomes, co-ordination and improved delivery times. Its adoption in the UK has acted as a catalyst for improved change in the way the industry approaches and operates a building project.

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Level 3 BIM gets 15m sterling investment from Osborneblog2

The news follows a specific reference to Level 3 BIM in the full text of last week’s Budget. However, BIS was unable to clarify whether the money will be used to support the continuance of the BIM Task Group, or to fund Level 3 BIM via other means. It is understood that government funding for Level 2 BIM, in the period 2011-16 and channelled via the BIM Task Group, amounted to around £8.5m. However, that money is understood to have run out. Construction Manager understands that the funds were mainly used to develop the official standards around BIM, pay for the BIM Toolkit by NBS, provide a grant to the Construction Industry Council to cover the group’s administration costs, and cover staff salaries.  Meanwhile, volunteer-run organisations such as the revamped BIMRegions, BIM4SMEs and a plethora of BIM4 groups – although officially backed by the BIM Task Group – have been operating without any government funding.

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Level of Development and the Need for Data Exchangesblog3

Globally, the building and construction industry is continuously struggling to find clarity around the usefulness and correct application of Level of Development (LOD). Scott Beazley, digital technologies manager at Mitchell Brandtman, explains that “LOD is a measure of confidence and reliability of information at the various stages of the project. When LOD was initially introduced it filled a void and allowed project teams (particularly those downstream) to understand the content and reliability of the model data they could expect to receive. “It has been exposed to broader interpretation in relation to its application and what it is expected to deliver since its acceptance as a standard of reliability and integration within BIM and 3D models.

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BIM – The Basics Explained

Acronyms seem to be in plentiful supply in all walks of life these days and 4the construction industry is no exception; BREEAM, DALI, BSi, ISO etc. etc. With April fast approaching, another that’s destined to wheedle its way to the forefront of many a building professional’s mind this year is BIM; Building Information Modelling. A good many people are already well versed in all things BIM, but equally some are not, and if that’s you there may be a number of questions you’d like answering – What’s this BIM thing all about? Why is April so important all of a sudden? What does it mean for me? The aim of this article is to answer those three questions in relatively broad, layman’s terms so that the BIM novices out there will have a basic platform from which to build on

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BIFM launches asset management guide6

The BIFM has launched a Good Practice Guide to Asset Management Surveying Practice. The guide has been published to help FM professionals produce meaningful asset data which meets expectations of clients, adding value to facilities operations. Peter Brogan, research and information manager at BIFM, said: “Asset management is of major importance to FM professionals. At the most basic level better use of data enables FM to demonstrate its value across all business disciplines. “However, its potential is not limited to day-to-day operations as utilisation of asset management data is recognised as a catalyst to both BIM and soft landings. The asset management opportunities now available to FMs are a complex and sophisticated area of expertise and stretch across a wide range of professional disciplines and activities.”

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Results of worldwide CAD trends survey announced

 The Business Advantage Group has completed its 2016 worldwide CAD 8Trends Survey which was completed by 610 professionals from around the world. The report tracks key trends and opportunities in the CAD market and ranks their growth potential over the next five years. The survey covers 15 Trends – from ‘3D modelling’ and ‘2D drafting’ to ‘Building Information Modelling (BIM)’ to ‘Cloud Based CAD’, from ‘Simulation’ to ‘3D Printing’, from ‘PLM’ to Mobile Access to CAD’ to ‘Augmented/Virtual Reality’. All the categories are ranked by awareness, importance, current and intended adoption to reveal their trends and growth potential, including comparison to the results of the prior year’s survey. “Mapping the future growth trends of your market area is vital for the planning of any business,” said Chris Turner, CEO and managing director of Business Advantage. “This annual CAD Trends survey is designed to assist CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM and PLM users and software companies with their planning for 2016 and beyond.”

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