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25 April 2016 | by

Andrew Moulds, an associate at Mott MacDonald, shares his experience of the firm's journey towards meeting the demands of the Level 2 BIM mandate.

04 February 2016 | by

Large companies in England and Wales can now expect fines of up to £10m for the most serious breaches of health and safety law under new sentencing rules that have come into effect this month.

08 December 2015 | by

We explore definitions of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and explore a range of useful tools and resources.

03 May 2016 | by

Swedish researchers reckon transparent wood could offer significant benefits when it comes to glazing and solar panel production in future.

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24 May 2016 | by

We explore the mix of standards, tools and guidance that underpin the successful delivery of projects to BIM Level 2.

24 May 2016 | by

Stefan Mordue introduces a playful take on Dmitri Mendeleev's classic table of elements in this introduction to the Periodic Table of BIM, published in the National BIM Report 2016.

24 May 2016 | by

British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) steelwork contractors are now able to demonstrate compliance with Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) with the launch of the Steel Construction BIM Charter.

23 May 2016 | by

We explore fire extinguishers and similar firefighting equipment. How fire extinguishers are colour coded and what kinds of fires different types of extinguisher can be used on.

18 May 2016 | by

London and Bristol are Britain’s leading “smart cities”, according to new research.

17 May 2016 | by

A new book, The BIM Manager's Handbook, by Dominik Holzer, offers guidance for professionals across the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

17 May 2016 | by

Periodic table of BIM - We explore the DIGITAL PLAN OF WORK grouping - documenting delivery stages across a project and the relevant level of detail and definition each participant should be working towards.

16 May 2016 | by

Much has been written about what ‘BIM’ is, how to do it and what the benefits are;  but how has the industry responded in practice? Anthony Lymath investigates.

16 May 2016 | by

Outside of the construction industry, too few people are aware that the North East of England is a global fount of advanced building expertise. But that could change as a famous old building undergoes a transformation.

11 May 2016 | by

In architectural terms, the word “daylighting” refers to the use of natural light to provide occupants with the level of lighting that they need for basic activities.

10 May 2016 | by

A new book, Delivering Value with BIM: A Whole of Life Approach, explores BIM implementation from the perspective of the lifecycle of a built asset and delves into best practice and practical examples to help you unlock best value.