Friday, 19 August 2016

Zen and the art of BIM

Welcome to the third #Build2Perform podcast, where this month we're discussing Building Information Modelling (BIM) - its past, present and future. With me in the studio is BIM consultant Carl Collins, and we also hear from Jason Whittall, Director of One Creative Environments, at the recent CIBSE West Midlands 'BIM in action' seminar

You can listen to the podcast below, but you can also find it in the iTunes library and on other podcast apps by searching #Build2Perform if you'd like to listen on the move via smartphone or tablet. We'll also be discussing the podcast on Twitter under the #Build2Perform, and you'll find useful links about what you hear under the podcast below.


Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been around in various forms for many years, but there is often confusion about what exactly 'BIM' is, how engineers can use it on projects and who exactly is responsible for it. In his blog The Digital Engineer, BIM consultant Carl Collins argues that BIM is actually a way of working rather than a specific software or process. It means using the available data to its fullest by ensuring it is recorded and stored correctly, and available to stakeholders throughout the supply chain.

The CIBSE BIM Group is actively linked in with the work of the UK Government's BIM Task Group and is liaising with many of the 'BIM4' groups. The chair of the CIBSE FM Group, Geoff Prudence, is leading the UK's BIM4FM group whose purpose is to champion facilities management’s involvement with BIM projects. Another area of Group's work is the development of the BIMTalk.co.uk website that aims to provide a regularly reviewed and updated source of information and links on BIM

The CIBSE West Midlands Technical Seminar on 'BIM in action' took place on 23 March 2016, and can be seen in full online.

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