See how Autodesk Revit and the leverage of B.I.M. contributed to the concept design and construction of the Shanghai Tower
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Another superb example of the power and collaboration capabilities of BIM and Revit. Barcode project Oslo, Norway.
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Report to the Government Construction Clients Board on Building Information Modelling and Management
Building Information Modelling and Management BIM(M) is a managed approach to the collection and exloitation of information across a project. At its heart is a computer-generated model containing all graphical and tabular information about the design, construction and operation of the asset.
The benefits of supply-chain integration in the construction sector are largely understood in terms of performance improvement, greater project ‘certainty’ and reduced risk. One of the key factors in achieving successful integration is the accuracy, effective flow and intelligent use of information which BIM(M) – by requiring interoperability of information – will encourage. In addition to design and build benefits, one of the main value-added applications of BIM(M) is in the post-construction phase, through the on-going management of assets for optimum value in space utilisation, running costs and energy/carbon reduction.
In September 2009 Paul Morrell, The Government’s Chief Construction Advisor, presented a short paper to the board outlining an Industry working group, commissioned by BIS, to provide a report on the potential future use of BIM. The Government Construction Clients board adopted the working group and agreed to receive its final report.The final report was presented in March 2011 and provides Government Clients with a suggested roadmap and strategy to enable the progressive use of BIM on Government building programmes as well as providing a framework for procurement and delivery standards. The report also considers the training and support required to enable the industry to rise to the BIM challenge.The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet office on 31 May 2011.The report announced the Governments intention to require collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016.There are a number of Institutes, Industry groupings and standard setting organisations developing knowledge on the implementation of BIM practices. The Government clients group will engage with these groups and seek comment on its BIM implementation strategy as it progresses.
Have YOU adopted BIM?
NBS's National BIM Survey has been released and reveals the latest BIM adoption figures.
The use of BIM goes beyond the design phase of the project and takes an important role during the construction phase of a project as well as the post construction phases and facility management. The entire purpose of BIM was to make the construction process more efficient and eliminate as many uncertainties as possible before starting the construction process.Participants in the building process are constantly challenged to deliver successful projects despite tight budgets, limited manpower, accelerated schedules, and limited or conflicting information. Innovations in BIM boast of capabilities to ease the pain of project delivery. The concept of Building Information Modeling is to build a building virtually prior to building it physically, in order to work out problems, and simulate and analyze potential impacts. Furthermore, along the project anticipation and ease of project delivery, the overall safety of the project will improve due to the elimination of uncertainty. Waste will be minimized on-site and products will be delivered when needed and not stock piled on site. This will make a great impact in the way a construction project is managed and will also bring along a safer jobsite and more accurate construction with a more sophisticated design process which will allow sub contractors from every trade to input critical information into the software before the beginning of the actual construction.
HOW'S YOU DOING BIM?
It’s been a year since the U.K.government announced that collaborative 3D building information modelling (BIM) would be required on all major government projects by 2016.
The five year timeframe is designed to give construction, time to get to grips with this new collaborative way of working, both in terms of learning new processes and changing the adversarial culture of the construction industry.
So, after 12 months, has industry taken any steps towards the government’s BIM target?
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The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012Important changesfor Home owners.Changes have been introduced to Building Control Legislation as and from 31st October 2012, with the following possibly having the most direct impact on the Home owner.Building Notice previously permitted work on extensions etc to commence without the need for full plan submission, however the new legislation now requires FULL plan submission for extensions if the application refers to:-
(a)the erection of a dwelling;
(b)a material change of use from an existing dwelling; or
(c)building work to an existing dwelling that -
(i)creates a new storey -
(aa)with a floor area of more than 3 m2; and
(bb)to which the requirement of regulation 55 in Part H applies; or
(ii)increases the floor area of the dwelling by more than 10 m2.
===========Dimension Drawings Committed to B.I.M. implementation
Harry Walton has once again taken a step forward towards fully implementing B.I.M.within Dimension Drawings by successfully attaining the AutoDesk Revit Architecture 2013 Professional Certification.
He has been awarded the certificate by AutoDesk in recognition of his achievement of Professional excellence.
BIM and the UK Construction Strategy
David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation at the Cabinet Office and BIM Programme Director at Balfour Beatty, takes a look at the UK Government Construction Strategy and what 2012 has in store for BIM.
"drawing board-to-CAD" versus the "CAD-to-BIM" comparison.
"do you remember when CAD first came in, everyone said it would never catch on, but within a few short years, etc etc".
Michael Crowhurst, senior BIM co-ordinator at one of Australia's leading building services consultancies, gives his view.