BIM (Building Information Modelling)

The revolutionary force of Building Information Modelling continues to reverberate around the construction industry. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on BIM from NBS.


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The recent global WannaCry ransomware attack has put information security firmly back in the headlines. Here we show how PAS 1192-5 principles can be embedded to deliver a security approach for built assets in a collaborative digital construction project that’s both proportionate and robust.

22 March 2017 | by

This article introduces some new public beta functionality that allows models and specifications to be uploaded and viewed from the context of a project within the NBS BIM Toolkit. We’re hoping that this new functionality will be well received by NBS users within their existing BIM workflows.

03 August 2016 | by

What is BIM? NBS experts explore definitions of the process that sees construction industry professionals collaborate on a range of data that comes together in a federated digital Building Information Model. We also explore a range of essential BIM tools and resources.

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15 September 2017 | by

Top titles on Building Information Modelling. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best BIM books. It's essential reading for BIM beginners, novices and experts alike.

12 September 2017 | by

While primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in TRANT ENGINEERING LTD V MOTT MACDONALD LTD  [2017] case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.

12 September 2017 | by

It's information that drives a construction project - but what information is required, in what order, when should it be delivered and who is responsible for providing it?  We explore the Information Delivery Plan (IDM) that documents exchanges of information on a project.

12 September 2017 | by

Having a shared understanding of what construction terms mean, and where there is parity, is crucial to delivering projects. We explore the buildingSMART data dictionary that maps terms and properties and builds powerful connections.

11 September 2017 | by

An academic conference on smart cities in book form... ideal for those looking for a deeper delve into the complex web of issues that surround the concept. Expect essays on governance, planning and societal impacts as well as technologies and applications.

11 September 2017 | by

The PAS 1192 framework sets out the requirements for the level of model detail (the graphical content), model information (non-graphical content, such as specification data), model definition (its meaning) and model information exchanges.

11 September 2017 | by

What is meant by a federated building information model? We explore the workflow of collaborative construction as design discipline models, rich with data, come together to inform better project decisions and touch on some of the legal concerns at the heart of this kind of approach.

11 September 2017 | by

Reforming construction is about more than just BIM - add in principles of lean management and quality management and you create a truly transformative toolkit. This new book provides valuable insights for owners, designers and constructors alike.

07 September 2017 | by

You've probably heard the term BIM object before... but what is a BIM object anyway and what is one used for? What kind of graphical and non-graphical information does it contain? And, crucially, what format(s) should this information adhere to and where can you find them? Our NBS guide to BIM objects delves into the details.

06 September 2017 | by

We explore the two most recent Government Construction Strategy documents (covering 2011-15 and 2016-20) with a passing nod to a raft of reports that have sought to offer recommendations for an industry looking to achieve productivity and cost savings to deliver better outcomes.

30 August 2017 | by

Building on the pioneering development of virtual and augmented reality applications which were put to use on Crossrail’s construction sites, a consortium led by visualisation expert Soluis Group has now secured £1m in funding from the Government’s Innovate UK programme to help it roll out its wearable AR technology to the wider industry.

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