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UK BIM – HOW FAR HAVE WE COME? (UPDATED)

UK BIM – HOW FAR HAVE WE COME? (UPDATED)

You’ve all heard the news by now, I presume. I certainly hope you have. The UK Government will require all its projects to be delivered using BIM by 2016. If you’ve not read it, I suggest you download a copy of the Construction Strategy and take a look. If your...

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What is “Stonehenge Syndrome”?

What is “Stonehenge Syndrome”?

Of all the challenges we face and hurdles to overcome in implementing BIM, there is one that is becoming more and more prevalent, one that seems to be raised more often than any other. It doesn’t have a simple term to describe it, so recently I’ve been calling it...

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10 REASONS WHY BS1192:2007 NEEDS TO BE REVISED

10 REASONS WHY BS1192:2007 NEEDS TO BE REVISED

BS1192:2007, the standard for collaborative production of AEC information, is one of the principle documents on which data production within the UK is based. It was, and still is, a critical standard, covering the structure of digital construction information and the...

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AUGMENTED BIM

AUGMENTED BIM

Being daring, with technology both professionally and at home, is moving my practical use of the technology forward at a rather high rate. From a theoretical point of view I am intrigued at the rate that the AEC industry could progress if technology was a primary...

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Is Level 2 BIM Possible?

Is Level 2 BIM Possible?

“Level 2 BIM isn’t possible.” So spoke UK BIM mainstay, Mervyn Richards, at the BSI BIM Conference at the tail end of 2014 to stunned silence. Then the fingers started to twitch and tweets began to circulate. It’s a statement that has since been echoed by many, and...

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LOD = LOD + LOI

LOD = LOD + LOI

If you’re struggling to cope with the excessive use of TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) in BIM circles, then you may throw your hands up in the air when faced with the above formula. You might argue it is mathematically incorrect, unless LOI = 0; or you might suggest it...

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THE REALITY OF BIM

THE REALITY OF BIM

As a BIM consultant I deal with a wide range of people every day. From the highly experienced to the completely naïve, my role is to assist companies and individuals aiming to develop and evolve their processes and technology into a BIM environment. I don’t think...

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A BIM PERSPECTIVE

A BIM PERSPECTIVE

I recently read an excellent article by Martyn Day in AEC Magazine: “BIM is not CAD”. It discusses the lack of foresight in assigning a CAD Manager to implement BIM. It presents a perspective of BIM as something to replace CAD, something that is “more than CAD”. But...

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BIM, CLASSIFIED

BIM, CLASSIFIED

Common language is the foundation of good communication. It allows us to describe our thoughts, our intentions, clearly, consistently and unambiguously. Without commonality, understanding is limited, interpretation is subjective, and errors occur. Describing the...

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ADDRESSING THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT BIM QUESTIONS

ADDRESSING THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT BIM QUESTIONS

Adopting BIM is a difficult and often unrewarding task. As the BIM Manager you are expected to have all the answers to all the questions anyone may ever throw at you. It can be very intimidating being thrown into a high-level meeting and being expected to explain the...

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