NBS and Building Information Modelling
At NBS, we are investing heavily in turning our specification and product information into digital objects in anticipation of the widespread adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM). This information will be at the heart of the process and efficiency improvements for the industry. As part of this investment, NBS will be regularly publishing guidance and information on BIM resources for the construction industry.
NBS Live took place at the Business Design Centre, London on 26th November 2013. The conference was split into four streams based around key construction industry topics. On the day, I chaired the Building Information Modelling (BIM) stream. Below is an overview of the day from a BIM point of view. read more on 'NBS Live - The BIM Room' ...
The term 'soft landing' already exists in some parts of the construction industry and to a lot of people only reflects the need for a smooth transition from the design and construction phase to the operational phase of a built asset, but in a government construction industry it also mean providing cost-effective services that meet public need. read more on 'Who is this Government Soft Landings about?' ...
Time marches on and so does BIM. What started as a new acronym to give the old one, 'CAD', a run for its money has morphed into something quite extraordinary. BIM has now established itself not so much as an abbreviation but more as a symbol for change in the construction industry. read more on 'A brief history of BIM (and afterwards)' ...
BSI has just released PAS 1192-3 for public consultation. This new document focuses on the operational phase of assets, being about the availability, integrity and transfer of data and information during this phase, describing both a mixture of planned and unplanned events in the life of an asset that could happen in any order between the point of handover and disposal. read more on 'PAS 1192-3' ...
In this extract from BIM Demystified (2nd edition), author and Construction Industry Council BIM Regional Ambassador Steve Race discusses how the Government's initiative to encourage the use of BIM by the UK construction industry benefits small and medium enterprises (SMEs). read more on 'BIM, the movement not the acronym' ...
As leading providers of information to the UK construction industry, NBS offers a range of software tools and information resources that support the design team across the project timeline and enable the production of co-ordinated digital information. read more on 'Solution for a co-ordinated BIM' ...
One of the most important aspects of getting to understand how BIM works is to see what happens when you use it on a real project. One of the most comprehensive feedback exercises undertaken so far has been on the Ministry of Justice early adopter project at HMYOI Cookham Wood. The latest version of the feedback report is now available, and Simon Lewis of Bond Dickinson LLP takes a look. read more on 'Learning lessons' ...
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is attracting much attention. Thanks to UK Government strategy and the work by various UK Government and industry sponsored groups, we seem to be getting truly mobilised to adopt BIM. read more on 'BIM for all - dummies or not!' ...
The 48 hour BIM challenge ended at 3am on 3 July 2013. The winners have not been announced yet, but Team BIM Academy put in a fantastic submission. read more on 'BIM Singapore 2013' ...
Earlier in the year the 'labs' area of the BIM Task Group website went live. Within this private area it is possible to see a glimpse of the UK Government's BIM vision beyond what is already public. In this short article, NBS Director of Design and Innovation Dr Stephen Hamil looks at some of the various developments that can be found here. read more on 'The 'labs' area of the BIM Task Group website' ...
John Gelder, Head of content development and sustainability, contributed a chapter on BIM and FM to the new guide, 'BIM for the terrified'. This article is an extended version of that chapter. read more on 'BIM for the terrified' ...
Videos relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Recently presented at the BIM Show Live 2013, Dr Stephen Hamil, NBS Director of Design and Innovation, discusses how NBS Create and NBS the National BIM Library can be used to enable information flow throughout the entire BIM process, thus maximising the benefits of BIM. The features shown in the NBS Plug-in for Revit including Autodesk Revit 2014 compatibility will be available with the next version, scheduled for release in June 2013.
NBS gathered Legal counsels for a breakfast meeting at Kennedy LLP to examine the important risks and liability issues associated with BIM adoption at this level.
On Friday 16 September, NBS held its first BIM conference in conjunction with NLA at The Building Centre in London
Key voices and leading industry commentators, including Paul Morrell OBE, discussing how BIM will impact the construction sector
- NBS and Bentley Architecture – Software Video Tutorial
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- NBS and Revit – Software Video Tutorial
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- NBS and ArchiCAD – Software Video Tutorial (YouTube video)|
- NBS and Vectorworks – Software Walkthrough (constructioncode.blogspot.com)|
- NBS Link tool launched at ArchiCAD Summer School|
- NBS a part of the (iCAT) Carbon Assessment Tool Project (bsria.co.uk)|
- BSI publish BIM reports here and here|
- NBS launch new Annotator API to allow BIM integration with NBS|
- Export NBS to Autodesk or Bentley format|
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