Building Information Modelling: are you ready for 2016?

Posted by Conor Logan on 04/08/15 11:30

In just a few months the UK government procurement mandate will come into force and all public sector projects will require the supply chain to use BIM. Also, an increasing number of designers, contractors and project managers are adopting BIM in their projects. Although many manufacturers of construction products have started to offer BIM data, a large number of companies still seem reluctant to take the plunge. However, as 2016 approaches fast, they will have to bite the bullet and make a decision.

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Building Information Modelling: what are the issues?

Posted by Conor Logan on 28/10/14 11:30

Thanks for all the feedback on my previous blog, it generated some really interesting viewpoints. I think it is fair to say that there are evangelists, agnostics and atheists surrounding the world of BIM.

The evangelists are clearly enthusiastic about promoting BIM to the construction world, and want to bring everyone into their utopian vision where everyone works together in collaboration towards a common aim, the Common Data Environment.

However, the reality is that the construction world is complex, and there are so manydifferent opinions that the manufacturing masses don’t know which one is best to believe in.

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Building Information Modelling: what are you waiting for?

Posted by Conor Logan on 16/09/14 11:30

It seems that almost everyone in construction is talking about Building Information Modelling (BIM) at the moment. A week doesn’t go by without at least one or two invites to a BIM conference, webinar or workshop.

But when it comes to manufacturers – and by this I mean construction products manufacturers – that seems to be about it: people are talking about it, but not engaging.

I read a recent statistic that estimated that only 20% of manufacturers were engaging in BIM, yet 44% are planning to have content available in 2014. Given the hyperbole that surrounds this topic and the potential benefits, this is a surprisingly low figure.

Why are construction manufacturers not engaging?

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Topics: BIM