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  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) is set to revolutionise the delivery of construction projects. It will help the industry and its clients move from inefficient, often-paper-based information processes within fragmented project teams towards the seamless flow of structured data between collaborators incentivised to deliver whole life value.

  • Having been intensely paper-based for decades, during the past 15-20 years the construction industry has developed sophisticated approaches to inter-company transactions, document management, and collaboration. Now, partly as a result of BIM (Building Information Modeling), the industry is also becoming more data-centric. However, even in leading BIM markets like the UK, the great majority of construction information exchanges still rely on processing large volumes of unstructured data.

  • The UK government’s BIM mandate, once a distant prospect on a far horizon, is now fact. From 4 April, all central government departments will require tendering suppliers to operate to the consistent standards that make up Level 2 BIM. With consistency of data and process, the expectation is there will be better project outcomes, less risk and a future filled with more reliable buildings and infrastructure.

  • In the course of just over a generation, the construction industry has moved from being a relatively static, paper- based sector into one creating and disseminating huge volumes of increasingly mobile structured data. It is instructive to look back at where the industry started on this journey, where it is now, and where it might go in the future. Mobile technology will increasingly be at the heart of all industry processes: it is already a catalyst for capturing data and enabling its real-time re-use; it is set to become the platform through which we interact with that data and discern insights that help us design, develop and maintain a better, more sustainable built environment.

  • The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry was once almost synonymous with inefficiency and conflict, and was generally regarded as a low-tech business sector. Over the past two decades, great strides have been made in revolutionising project delivery processes, and in using technology to enable effective collaboration. Web-based platforms provide a powerful means to centralise information for use throughout project delivery -from the earliest conceptual stageswhere the project brief needs to be developed, through detailed design and construction, to hand-over of a fully-documented new asset to the owner-operator.

  • When international construction giant Mace calls the sprawling Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central Shopping Mall "one of the biggest refurbishments in Europe," it isn’t exaggerating. The train station — the central hub of the British Railways system — sees more than 30 million passengers annually and the adjoining mall covers 500,000 square feet.

  • As integrated project delivery methods gain popularity in the US, the use of BIM is also growing. While BIM is widely considered a useful tool during design and preconstruction, its uses extend far beyond models and clash detection. Learn more about how contractors who adopt collaborative BIM deliver better projects and save time throughout the project and especially at closeout.