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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
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The Project Support Centre is located in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

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The BIM Toolkit

Posted on: 23 September 2014
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NBS is to take forward the development of the BIM toolkit. This digital toolkit for BIM has the potential to transform the procurement of buildings and infrastructure. Free to use, the BIM toolkit will make available a digital plan of work and a classification system which incorporates definitions for over 5,000 construction objects at each of the delivery stages throughout the life of a built environment asset. It is a vital part of the jigsaw required to reach level 2 BIM by 2016. NBS will be posting updates and news on this site keeping enabling the entire construction industry to be engaged and involved in this important development.

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BIM explained (part six): reference list

Posted on: 17 September 2014
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This article lists the currently available BIM standards and guidance available to the construction sector.

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BIM Newsletter

Posted on: 5 September 2014
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The second issue of this newsletter aims to encourage wider BIM adoption.

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Built environment 2050: A report on our digital future

Posted on: 1 September 2014
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The report comprises a compilation of essays authored byBIM2050 work stream leads, and focuses on three key areas: education and skills, technology and process and the culture of integration. It highlights the risks and challenges, and the opportunities and benefits that come with large scale innovation and game-changing new technologies. It is an important discussion document of ideas and concepts which is designed to spark debate in the wider construction community.

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Benefiting from BIM: What are the priorities for development?

Posted on: 2 July 2014
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This white paper report was put together to summarise the CBx breakfast briefing “Benefiting from BIM”, held at UCL Energy Institute, London on 5 June 2014. An open discussion was held around the role of building information modelling (BIM) in data management and the feedback between design and operations, exploring how the promotion of (BIM) has the potential to dramatically improve the way data is captured during the design phase and handed onto the end user.

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Adopting BIM: An architect’s perspective

Posted on: 30 May 2014
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Videos of a guest lecture presented at London South Bank University on 7 May 2014. Topic’s covered include: The wider context of BIM including UK government policy; Architype’s journey into BIM; and using BIM for Passivhaus design.

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RICS draft guidance note – International BIM implementation guide, 1st edition

Posted on: 21 May 2014
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The guidance note has been developed under the aegis of RICS International BIM Working Group and it provides a broad overview of Building Information Modelling (BIM) with respect to various aspects of the built environment. It highlights international high level principles around how to implement and use BIM in the design, construction and operation of our built environment. The note is designed for any firm or professional that is using BIM or considering the use of BIM in the foreseeable future. Comments are requested by 16 June 2014.

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BIM IN ACTION 01: A case study of Park House

Posted on: 8 May 2014
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In this webinar, to be held between 11.00am and 12 noon on 15 May 2014, Robin Partington and Partners (RPP) will focus on two London based projects, Park House on Oxford Street and the Merchant Square development at Paddington. RPP will outline the ongoing evolution of their workflow, showing how the practice has moved from a typical 3D workflow towards a BIM integrated process. During the presentation of Park House, they will describe how their 3D workflow enabled them to overcome various diverse challenges such as the successful reintegration of a city block, to the cutting-edge resolution of the complex roof geometry. By comparison, the Merchant Square project will show how using Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer product has enabled their 3D workflow to develop into an asset-rich output, which has major advantages moving forward. Register online.

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NBS National BIM Report 2014

Posted on: 23 April 2014
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This annual document is described as the most comprehensive and trusted report on BIM, its use and adoption, drawing on over 1,000 responses from across the industry. This year’s highlights include: awareness of BIM is now at 95%; over half of respondents now use BIM; and 93% predict adoption by 2016.

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NBS Specification Survey 2013

Posted on: 2 April 2014
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In October and November 2013, NBS carried out a research project looking at how the construction industry creates and uses specifications. The research follows previous work carried out in 2011 and 2012. NBS wanted to understand whether specifications have changed, and how people see them developing in the future.

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