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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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BIM is here to stay

Posted on: 14 March 2014
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For BIM to be effective legal frameworks need to be in place. Collaborative concepts must be converted into contractual rights and obligations, and clear lines of responsibility between designers including specialists down the supply chain must be established through contract and legally enforceable mechanisms. The author of this article looks at a number of published BIM contract documents.

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The B1M Mail

Posted on: 7 March 2014
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This is the first issue of a bi-monthly newsletter. This issue looks at techniques for implementing BIM into organisations and bust some common BIM myths. It also includes a news round-up and even a BIM crossword. Feedback is welcomed through the website or social media platforms.

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Green BIM: UK Perspective

Posted on: 28 February 2014
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Elrond Burrell, Associate at Architype, was invited to present a UK perspective on Green BIM at the National Taiwan University in Taipei on 13 February 2014. This is available online.

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BIM in action

Posted on: 20 February 2014
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In November 2013 Dr Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation at NBS, chaired the annual Institution of Mechanical Engineers conference on BIM. Stephen gave a pragmatic look at BIM examining seven headline benefits that working using these technologies and process offer. This is a video of Stephen’s presentation.

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NBS International BIM Report 2013

Posted on: 19 February 2014
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This report examines attitudes towards BIM across four countries, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Finland, to see how each compares. The survey uncovers adoption rates, beliefs about the future of BIM, as well as attitudes towards BIM. It is hoped that this will become an annual publication. 

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The business value of BIM for construction in major global markets

Posted on: 14 February 2014
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McGraw Hill has conducted a worldwide survey into the use of BIM. This report reveals the value contractors find in their use of BIM in nine of the largest global construction markets: Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, U.S. and U.K. It offers insights, both overall and by market, into the profile of contractors using BIM, the benefits and return of investment derived from their BIM investments and the critical activities and practices for which they are using BIM. Specific snapshots of the contractor responses by region also provide additional understanding of the current use and future potential of BIM globally.

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BIM and project management

Posted on: 7 February 2014
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The author of this article argues that the construction industry is notoriously conservative and slow to change. He adds that many traditional procurement and project delivery formats have not changed in decades. This article relates the use of BIM to the construction industry and offers an overview of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to allow construction managers to understand its potential as an integrated project management tool.

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What does BIM mean for costs?

Posted on: 4 February 2014
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To understand who owns the savings that come about from Building Information Modeling you need to understand when a contract is formed and where the money is. In this video, David Mitchell, Partner and 5D Quantity Surveyor at Mitchell Brandtman, explains what BIM means for costs in Part 4 of his BIM Day Out presentation. 

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How can Building Information Modelling (BIM) support the new rules of measurement (NRM1)

Posted on: 31 January 2014
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The research piece investigates the required information from a BIM model to support the RICS’s New Rule of Measurement order of cost estimating and elemental cost planning, (NRM1). The research also reviews the technical requirement for BIM based software tools to support NRM1. Register to download the document. The report reviews the four most well-known tools in the UK market, namely, Solibri model checker, Autodesk QTO, CostX and Causeway BIM measure, based on a set of criteria which is relevant to the NRM1 cost estimating and cost planning exercise.

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The BIM journey…ready to take to the road?

Posted on: 31 January 2014
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With two years left before Level 2 BIM becomes mandatory on all public sector work, Construction Manager carried out a survey to determine who in the industry is on the right track… and who’s standing still. 

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