BIM is about the Planet – we must learn from previous mistakes and not blow it (again?)

Keith Snook reports on the evolution of BIM and how it really is about saving the planet. In the rush towards BIM-enabled construction we need to remember what is at the core of what we call BIM, where it came from and maybe even consider how much further we could be along by now. Most … Continue reading “BIM is about the Planet – we must learn from previous mistakes and not blow it (again?)”

New Publication from BRE looks at integrating Life Cycle Assessment into BIM

Building information modelling life cycle assessment: An introduction to IMPACT A new information paper by author Daniel Doran considers how embodied impacts in buildings are measured and approaches to building-level life cycle assessment in BIM. The implementation of BIM opens up significant opportunities for designers and specifiers to really understand how the whole life impact … Continue reading “New Publication from BRE looks at integrating Life Cycle Assessment into BIM”

Innovation Learning from Skanska

In the latest in our series of innovator interviews, we caught up with Sam Stacey, Skanska’s Head of Innovation. Skanska is emerging as one of the UK’s most innovative main contractors. Sam joined Skanska in 2011 in a new role as Head of Innovation. Sam has responsibility for developing innovation across Skanska’s UK organisation.   … Continue reading “Innovation Learning from Skanska”

BIM’s silo mentality

Copenhagen is one of Europe’s great maritime hubs and home to Maersk, the world’s biggest container shipping company. Even so, the Danish capital’s historic port area known as the Inner North Harbour (Indre Nordhavn) is being transformed into a new waterfront district known as DK-2150 Nordhavn, the digits representing a brand new postal code. Find … Continue reading “BIM’s silo mentality”

Data Acquisition & Processes

During the launch event for Digitising the Construction Sector competition on 20 February the Modern Built Environment KTN held an afternoon workshop session on Data Acquisition and Processing.   A big thank you to all the participants that joined us during the afternoon. We had 25 participants from a range of disciplines and sectors, including … Continue reading “Data Acquisition & Processes”