BIM Strategy http://bimstrategyltd.com BIM Strategy provide cutting edge BIM knowledge and services to a wide range of companies in a variety of different sectors within the AEC industry Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:56:51 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 BIM: OUT OF CHAOS WE’RE MAKING DIGITAL EXCELLENCE http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/bim-chaos-making-digital-excellence/ http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/bim-chaos-making-digital-excellence/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:45:37 +0000 http://bimstrategyltd.com/?p=4203 In his latest article for BIM+, John Adams uses chaos theory to shed light on where the UK is on its ‘BIM journey’. ‘If BIM is so simple then why is it so difficult? asks John Adams, director of BIM at consultant BIM Strategy. I’ve heard more than once that so-called BIM experts are deliberately […]

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In his latest article for BIM+, John Adams uses chaos theory to shed light on where the UK is on its ‘BIM journey’.

‘If BIM is so simple then why is it so difficult? asks John Adams, director of BIM at consultant BIM Strategy.

I’ve heard more than once that so-called BIM experts are deliberately making things complicated to make work for themselves – why else would something so simple be so complex in practice?

Things are getting messy, despite a community of wonderful folk from across our industry working exceptionally hard to simplify and improve our processes and project outcomes.

The breadth of subject matter, from the micro to the macro, is showing that the process of trying to bring order to the construction industry through the application of BIM is becoming chaotic.

Luckily, there is more established theory around chaos than BIM, and comfort and knowledge can be drawn from chaos theory to help us along the journey to BIM becoming business as usual.

Chaos is when “the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future”, said Edward Lorenz, one of the pioneers of chaos theory.

If PAS 1192-2 describes a process that most of us agree is a better and pretty logical approach to delivering a project information model, then why isn’t it straightforward?

One possible answer is found when you see the current construction industry model as an eco-system that has found a relatively comfortable balance over the last 50 or so years.

With hundreds of BIM enthusiasts and detractors piling energy into the system, the only mathematical outcome is that all of the current standards and processes will be ripped clause from clause until they can be broken down no further and a new and balance found. The chaotic pendulum shows how adding a simple new component to a balanced system creates chaos.

We have entered a very dynamic stage of our digitisation journey. Without delving too deep into the science, the more energy we expend in trying to bring order, the more chaotic things become, up to point where we have caused so much chaos there is no more to be found.

At this point we’ll reach a new and defined norm, but only when all of the analogue processes have been disrupted. It’s a lot of ground to cover and when you’re in the middle of it all it can look hectic and intimidating.

Imagine the construction industry is a pan of water, all three million of us, our projects and our processes all in the pot together. BIM, or the digital construction agenda as a whole, is the heat we are applying by way of the mandate, BIM champions, new technology, case studies, Twitter discussion, column inches and everything else.

As we heat things up we get bubbles and steam. Until we’ve boiled all of the water and collected all of the steam, and allowed it to reconsolidate we are destined to have chaos. It’s more than a little frustrating, but it is inevitable so let’s make use of our chaos.

Remember that water, grains and chaos are required to create Scotch whisky. The distilleries can’t control the order in which water molecules turn to steam when they add heat, but they can control everything else.

The UK BIM Alliance is now taking control of the tangibles and is turning up the heat, at least for Level 2, and everyone with the knowledge to help control these variables will be needed.

As much as the analogy with the car industry and BIM has been doing the rounds for a number of years, and there’s both truth and wisdom in it, we have often taken the wrong slant: “They’ve done it, why haven’t we?”

Simply put, their journey had less scope for chaos. A car is better defined than a built asset, so they had less water to boil. One thing we can definitely learn from their digitisation is that those who tried to shortcut the digitisation process, like Rover, are gone: those who embraced the challenge, like Toyota, have thrived.

We need to acknowledge our chaos. Own our chaos. Not let our chaos distract us from the goal…….from the new norm of digital excellence.’

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Embracing the #euBIMhandbook http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/embracing-the-eubimhandbook/ http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/embracing-the-eubimhandbook/#respond Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:50:12 +0000 http://bimstrategyltd.com/?p=4188 Every now and again you read something and really enjoy it; by all accounts Gone Girl was one of these moments and perhaps that grey book with the red room. I haven’t read either, but I did spend an afternoon this week enjoying the newly published EU BIM Handbook.  Not only was I impressed by […]

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Every now and again you read something and really enjoy it; by all accounts Gone Girl was one of these moments and perhaps that grey book with the red room. I haven’t read either, but I did spend an afternoon this week enjoying the newly published EU BIM Handbook.  Not only was I impressed by the quality and focus,  but I really actively enjoyed it.

The document set out to help public sector procurers from across Europe benefit from the BIM knowledge and experience built up over the last few years.  This was coupled with a desire to avoid a fragmentation of information requirements across the continent which could stifle competition, frustrate companies that cross borders, and most importantly add inefficiency whilst trying to remove it.  Whilst reading I tweeted the best bits, so if you’re looking for a compressed overview, have a look in on the hashtag #euBIMhandbook.

The nagging concern

I always try to take a pragmatic approach to BIM and the much-needed digitisation of our industry, however, I do have nagging concerns about this handbook.  Can we get it to the people who need to read it and will they be willing to take a day off from their public service duties to read it fully?  In a situation with the public purse being tightly constrained, can the influencers justifiably shift their focus to BIM even if they read the handbook and are excited by its approach?  It takes time and resource to move to the model described which departments and authorities are likely to not have.

Unified public sector lead digitisation is a great idea, but the concept of herd immunity must be applied for it to have the impacts mentioned above, in this regard we have to consider the implications of Brexit*.  The UK has decided to take a route that will differ from the EU in many currently unknown ways,  but this may make getting the EU BIM Handbook to get coverage and adoption here at home tricky.  We may risk becoming the BIM equivalent of the the anti-vax movement, even though we have set a great pace at the front of the pack for a number of years, arguably on a global basis.

Imagine a situation where the UK has added a serious amount of work into a collaborative effort to deliver a great handbook, which has built upon the excellent work of the BIM Task Group and the #ukBIMcrew , then because it says EU on the front cover it gets ignored at home?  I hope I’m being overly cynical as there may be people dozens of people across the UK and reading this right now.  However, if my nagging doubt is right then we need to gather round this handbook and actively promote it for the sake of progress.

This is a great piece of work, written in very useful language for it’s intended audience.  Let’s get it out there!

*If you want to hear my personal thoughts on Brexit, it’ll cost you a pint.

 

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A heartbroken disruptor http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/heartbroken-disruptor/ http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/heartbroken-disruptor/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:23 +0000 http://bimstrategyltd.com/?p=4176 I’ve had a busy week at BIM Strategy bringing together a new Building Information Modelling event for Darlington.  I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for delivering a great #BIMtees17 experience.  However, it was tainted heavily when the tragic events at Grenfell Tower started unfolding the night before the main event. I […]

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I’ve had a busy week at BIM Strategy bringing together a new Building Information Modelling event for Darlington.  I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for delivering a great #BIMtees17 experience.  However, it was tainted heavily when the tragic events at Grenfell Tower started unfolding the night before the main event.

I stepped up to deliver a presentation on the digital future of our construction industry as a wonderful and exciting career option for our youngsters at a time when we have created an environment ready to deliver world-leading innovation here in the UK once again.  This was set against an emerging background where somehow an interaction between our industry and a concrete tower block had vastly reduced its fire safety and lead to a devastating loss of life.  I won’t speculate on how this happened, but I will be bold enough to say this shouldn’t happen in a country which has had fire regulations since 1667.

I’m incredibly passionate about us lifting our game to deliver the architecture and infrastructure our society deserves through digitisation and collaboration, and I’m just one of a growing community of digital disruptors trying to enact change to the whole lifecycle of construction projects.  To see a disaster like this on our watch is frankly devastating.  Despite no personal involvement, I feel genuinely heartbroken that we have let so many people down.

I can do nothing more than pledging my career to improving what we do and how we do it, whilst encouraging and assisting others to up their game too.  By the day I retire I want to be able to say I was part of a construction revolution that removed the possibility of another Grenfell Tower,  as well as creating the diverse, vibrant, socially valuable and innovative construction industry which feels so close to being within reach.

It will take courage and dogged determination to deliver the scale of change required. We need to really believe we can change things.  Let’s rediscover the courageous nature of our British design and construction past, and together we can achieve the incredible.

John.

(This post is my own thoughts may not reflect those of BIM Strategy or Niven Architects)

NB:

Delivering a better industry will take time, buying the charity single to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire takes seconds.

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#BIMtees17 – Out with the old http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/bimtees17-out-with-the-old/ http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/bimtees17-out-with-the-old/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:29:26 +0000 http://bimstrategyltd.com/?p=4135 When the BIM Strategy team decided to set up our own event I have to admit I wasn’t quite sure exactly what I was going to present at the inaugural #BIMtees17.  As one of the serial #ukBIMcrew presenters who’s popped up all over the place, I have years’ worth of knowledge and nonsense rich slides […]

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When the BIM Strategy team decided to set up our own event I have to admit I wasn’t quite sure exactly what I was going to present at the inaugural #BIMtees17.  As one of the serial #ukBIMcrew presenters who’s popped up all over the place, I have years’ worth of knowledge and nonsense rich slides already set up to be dropped into a presentation at short notice.  However, for the birth of a new hashtag, the first BIM ever event in Darlington as far as we know, and with the noticeable change in the wind as BIM adoption powers into its early adopted phase, it was time to click File>New.

New slides. New opportunity. Minor epiphany!

My previous presentations had fallen into a formula that was required to help the concept of BIM cross the chasm to the point where the risk of failure is greatly reduced.

(80% What is BIM? + 15% Why it matters? + 5% How it’s done?) x (Zombie memes + Hobbits)

It’s time to move on from this accidental but successful formula despite one of my career highlights being the deadpan delivery of this slice of gibberish;

“Like all good evil wizards, Saruman loves an Asset Information Models”

A new formula was needed for a much-changed landscape where most people have heard of BIM, but the confusion is now higher than unawareness and the benefits of adopting BIM have become clouded by the hyperbolic marketing of the hundredth dimension of BIM technology.

I decided to go 50% why? and 50% how? and offered up the following advice on how to gain a consistent understanding of the what;

The feedback from the night was great, so now I’m busy downsizing the presentation for this Wednesday’s webinar which is open to all and will give an overview of the #BIMtees17 event and offer the chance to ask me some questions and I’ll do my best to answer them! Sign up here

Catch up with soon

John

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BIM: why and how? http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/bim-why-and-how/ http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/bim-why-and-how/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:03:25 +0000 http://bimstrategyltd.com/?p=4086 BIM Strategy is now only days away from hosting a BIM focused event for local businesses and we can’t wait! I’ve been quite a prolific presenter in recent years because I’m genuinely passionate about driving industry change. When asked to discuss a particular subject within the BIMosphere I prepare hard, travel to wherever, and give […]

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BIM Strategy is now only days away from hosting a BIM focused event for local businesses and we can’t wait!

I’ve been quite a prolific presenter in recent years because I’m genuinely passionate about driving industry change. When asked to discuss a particular subject within the BIMosphere I prepare hard, travel to wherever, and give it my best shot.  This event is different.  Our event is born from my understanding of what the people on our guest list will get the most benefit from, and with the support of Digital City, ICE and the CIOB  we have an opportunity to share a lot of knowledge and make the evening a great success.

Another great thing about the event is that we are holding it in Darlington, not London, not Birmingham, not even Newcastle.   It’s very easy to forget there is a construction industry outside of the big cities, and there’s nothing about BIM that makes it more successful based on geography.  BIM Strategy and our sister business Niven Architects are passionate about the town we work in, and we work with excellent local project partners from across the Tees Valley delivering high-quality projects that often go under the radar.

The much-mooted Geordie BIM Crew is a real phenomenon.  We have a really great blend of skills, tech and academia spread across the region, despite only the Newcastle locals calling themselves Geordies. However, with such a mix of exciting elements, the BIM light burned bright and burned early up here, drawing a lot of attention – a few years ago there were at least a couple of BIM events each week.  With the exception of the all-out BIM bonanza that is BIM Show Live that vibe has fizzled out a little, and it wouldn’t be truthful to say this was because we’ve upskilled to Level 2 across the board.   We decided to see if we could recreate the knowledge sharing vibe and get things cooking again.

We sent the idea out to our contacts a few weeks ago to see if there was still an appetite to attend and support BIM events and were delighted with the positive response and before we knew it we’d nearly filled the biggest space in our building. We’ve even got a guest speaker for George Clarke’s newly formed Ministry Of Building Innovation joining us to share what they are bringing to the region.   If there are any seats left by Monday I’ll put them out on our social media platforms*.

 

*Update.  We have a limited number of seats left head here to sign up here with the password BIMtees17

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Jog on the Tyne http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/jog-on-the-tyne/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:27:09 +0000 http://www.bimstrategyltd.com/?p=3974 Time for a bit of a confession. I hosted a run around Newcastle to blow away the cobwebs after day 1 of the BIM Show Live homecoming and to offer some of the hospitality my adopted region is famous for. Not many people made it out of bed to join me, but those who did […]

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Time for a bit of a confession. I hosted a run around Newcastle to blow away the cobwebs after day 1 of the BIM Show Live homecoming and to offer some of the hospitality my adopted region is famous for. Not many people made it out of bed to join me, but those who did received what I think was a pretty good run down of the architectural history of Newcastle. I was asked whether I’d been up all night researching, which I hadn’t, but I have had this book on my desk for the bulk of my career. Two of the three authors, Peter and Paul, were tutors on my route to qualifying as an architect, and buying their book seemed like the right thing to do to pay them back for their efforts. As it turns out its excellent and my copy is thoroughly thumbed. But I confess, not all of my knowledge is from my own exploring.

At the request of Duncan Reed, who did brave the early start, I’ve tried to capture some of the best bits from the route.

We started in the Stephenson Quarter, home of Stephenson’s workshop where he built his famous Rocket. We met in the impressive lobby of the new Crowne Plaza and had a good laugh at someone’s expense for bringing his running shoes all the way to Newcastle to stay in bed (you know who you are). We then passed the police station with its mix of double skinned glass façade and refurbished listed buildings which I had the pleasure of working on a few years ago. Heading away from the river we passed Terry Farrell’s Centre for Life, a museum for all the family and the home of all sorts of futuristic genetic experiments which have generated world leading results, but is also to me just a little bit fascinatingly creepy.

Heading north up St James Boulevard shows the strategy of the city, blending old and new by clearing land for adventurous development. There’s a real sense of regeneration in this area, leading up to the enormous football stadium which dominates the skyline with its external steelwork. Taking a right at the foot of the stadium past a well-preserved length of the original city wall and through the Chinese Gate into Stowell Street instantly changed the flavour, and the smell. The restaurants and oriental bakery were already hard at work even at just gone 7am. With hanging lanterns, and a serious enthusiasm for neon signage, Newcastle’s China Town is a vibrant experience at any time.

An unlikely left at some disappointingly placed housing took the route to the historic Blackfriars, a unique city centre medieval monastery which hosts one of world’s oldest dining rooms which serves a great Sunday roast if you’re in town at the weekend. A quick chicane through some narrow back streets and we popped out at The Gates and the backside of Eldon Square shopping centre. Architecturally, we could now be in any city unfortunately, but consumerism isn’t famed for its firmness commodity and delight … moving on… up the bank towards the eclectic mix of Royal Victoria Infirmary buildings. Keeping the route under 5miles, meant a lap of Leazes Park was out of the question. Cutting through the Newcastle University campus, past the wonderful Victorian Hancock Museum, now known as the Great North Museum and tastefully extended and restored by Sir Terry Farrell, into the grounds of the Civic Centre with its unusual seahorse crown, then into Northumbria University Campus; a mix of the old and new like Newcastle University, but has a markedly different approach to space; less Hogwarts, more South Bank.

Under the experimental 1970s Mea House structure and over the much-improved John Dobson Street, took us onto Northumberland Street, and down to Greys Monument entering the heart of the city, then heading down the wide and glorious Grey Street, a winner of ‘Britain’s Best Street ’ home to the Theatre Royal and a whole host of classical architecture before dropping down Dean Street, a steep hill to the Tyne.

Along the famous Quayside, we past our third Greggs on the route so far (for those in the South, Greggs is a North-East pastry based institution with a whopping 31 stores in Newcastle alone) and the quite excellent and architecturally obscure Crown Courts building which kick-started the regeneration of the waterside. One of the later Quayside interventions was next as we crossed the Millenium Bridge over to Gateshead to get up close to the Baltic Gallery and the Norman Foster designed Sage Gateshead concert hall.

Despite my best efforts to not kill any of the BIM crowd off, what goes down must go up, under the iconic Tyne Bridge and up the short but steep Bottle Bank, passing the ancient St Marys Church site with the current 12C church. I was starting to blow a bit on the hill so I barely mentioned this site and it’s history which has been traced back t before the Romans. The Tyne Bridge is much better to look at than cross, so we headed past the quirky Central pub, and over the High Level Bridge, a legendary piece of railway engineering, to the Castle Keep.

Passing the Black Gate (with Duncan’s commentary best not written down) with the NBS HQ to our left and St Nicholas’ Cathedral to the right we entered the infamous Bigg Market. Historic, boozy and in need of its upcoming refurbishment the party central from my student days is looking a little sorry for itself. However, a left on to Grainger Street at the new mega-Greggs never disappoints with more brilliant classical architecture leading us down to the recently restored and upgraded Central Station. A quick peak at St Mary’s Cathedral, from outside another Greggs, brought the tour to an end before popping into the excellent and well-hidden Pink Lane Coffee.

BIM Show Live is coming back to Newcastle next year, so I’ll be planning another run, hopefully with a whole year’s notice you can bring your running shoes next time and come and see the city with me , and I’ll make sure the route is tuned to perfection, passes even more Greggs and, of course I’ll be picking up the tab for the coffee to get you all set for Day 2 of #BSL18 with your hangover left at the bottom of the Bottle Bank.

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Getting BIM to the top table. http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/getting-bim-to-the-top-table/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:15:02 +0000 http://www.bimstrategyltd.com/?p=3968 Highlighting the biggest barriers to BIM adoption has been a moveable feast. We’ve knocked down some of the issues such as the absence of standards, access to suitable hardware and awareness of the mandate; we haven’t solved these issues right across the supply chain but we have the UK BIM Alliance looking to deal with […]

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Highlighting the biggest barriers to BIM adoption has been a moveable feast. We’ve knocked down some of the issues such as the absence of standards, access to suitable hardware and awareness of the mandate; we haven’t solved these issues right across the supply chain but we have the UK BIM Alliance looking to deal with that challenge.

However, one of the big challenges that we haven’t finished beating back is getting the knowledge and understanding of BIM to the top table of AEC businesses. I suspect most of us evangelists have said at some point “we need to get to the decision makers and make them understand BIM” because we know how business critical the digitisation of our businesses and our wider industry is. If we don’t do it, someone else will. Google and the other tech giants are looking at us as an opportunity to capitalise on as the last major industry to digitise.

Last week’s BIM Show Live in Newcastle showed just how far the edges of the envelope have accelerated away from day to day construction with robots, machine learning and digital contracts starting to look a less futuristic than they did not long ago at all. Five years is a long time in the tech scene, whereas it can be a couple of projects for us in construction; there’s a difference in mindset that leaves us vulnerable.
Now more than ever we need to the engage the construction industry’s leaders in the discussion about digitisation as an essential survival strategy as opposed to a straight-up ROI decision. However, this is where I have to admit I may have been wrong all along… I always thought we needed to get our leaders to know what we know, but many of them have taken a different approach. Taking a step back they’ve done the right thing by not engulfing themselves in the nuisances of BS1192.

I didn’t want to do a big announcement and draw any attention away from the BIM world arriving in the region for BIM Show Live; Rob Charlton, James Austin and Adam Ward deserve the limelight for putting on the best BIM event in years. Kudos gents, it was excellent. However, if you bumped into me last week and took one of my new business cards you might have noticed I’ve taken a directorship here at BIM Strategy. It’s a fascinating and exciting opportunity for me personally and I’m determined to use my position to advance the digitisation construction with everything I have.

This is where I think the business leaders have got it right and it really came home to me at the event. I looked around me and saw faces who I was talking BIM with over beer only a few years ago discussing how we get the message to the top table. Many of us are now sat at the top table of influential businesses right across the industry. Instead of dedicating themselves to learning a complex and rapidly evolving subject, they promoted those who have taken the initiative to become specialists, or they’ve headhunted themselves a BIM leader. This has accelerated the careers of some of the greatest people I’ve met in my career to date, and rightly so.

Now here’s where I think they nailed it. Instead of investing a high proportion of their last 5-10 years in the industry looking to a future they won’t be delivering, they’ve started building a new leadership team across the industry of digitally savvy millennials who can form alliances capable of delivering whatever Level 3 BIM holds over the next 30-35years. They are entrusting us to keep the Google from the door and make sure it’s those with design and construction in their blood who make Level 2 really take hold and eventually, when the time comes bring the skills of our successors into leadership roles to deploy robots on site and other advances that are already on their way. We need to find those kids automating their classrooms with Raspberry Pis and encourage them into our world of creating buildings and structures.
To all the young leaders in BIM – we should all be committed to creating a fantastic carnival of digital construction that excites the world and deliverers the built environment that the 21st century deserves.

We can do it.

There are a lot of people relying on us to do something special.

So let’s get to it.

John Adams
Director of BIM Strategy

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Seasons Greetings! http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/merry-christmas/ Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:32:48 +0000 http://www.bimstrategyltd.com/?p=3950 Merry Christmas to everyone we have worked with this year. 2016 has been an exciting year – we’ve doubled the number of staff and are working with a wider range of companies than ever before, many of which are internationally based. However, after all this hard work we deserve a rest: we’ll be away from […]

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Merry Christmas to everyone we have worked with this year.

2016 has been an exciting year – we’ve doubled the number of staff and are working with a wider range of companies than ever before, many of which are internationally based.

However, after all this hard work we deserve a rest: we’ll be away from our desks over the Festive Season – enjoying our time with family and friends – from Friday December 23rd until Tuesday January 3rd.

Looking forward to 2017 and the many opportunities it will bring.

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We need to talk about BIM Level 3… http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/need-talk-bim-level-3/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:04:44 +0000 http://www.bimstrategyltd.com/?p=3941 You may think it’s early days for a discussion about Level 3 but John Adams certainly doesn’t. See the third article in his series for CIOB’s BIM+ to find out exactly why you should be having this discussion no matter where you are in your BIM journey. We need to talk about BIM Level 3…

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You may think it’s early days for a discussion about Level 3 but John Adams certainly doesn’t. See the third article in his series for CIOB’s BIM+ to find out exactly why you should be having this discussion no matter where you are in your BIM journey.

We need to talk about BIM Level 3…

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BIM – North of the Border http://bimstrategyltd.com/blog/bim-north-border/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:14:03 +0000 http://www.bimstrategyltd.com/?p=3934 I love Scotland. I love BIM. So when Scotland started to add their unique flavour to the BIM mandate scene I was understandably keen to get involved. Don’t misunderstand me, this didn’t happen yesterday, the BIM plan north of the border has been on the heat for 18mths or so, but now it’s coming to […]

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I love Scotland. I love BIM. So when Scotland started to add their unique flavour to the BIM mandate scene I was understandably keen to get involved. Don’t misunderstand me, this didn’t happen yesterday, the BIM plan north of the border has been on the heat for 18mths or so, but now it’s coming to the boiling point where AEC businesses, procuring authorities and the professionals involved in making projects in Scotland happen need to get informed and make plans ahead of April 2017. If what you’ve just read has surprised you, you might be even more surprised that the adoption of Level 2 BIM on appropriate projects was set out by the Scottish Government over 3yrs ago…

There are some useful links at the end of this post but one of the best things you can do to kick start your BIM journey, or add to your knowledge, is to clear your diary on the 29th November and come hear from a great panel of folks who’ve been knee deep, or deeper, in BIM for the long haul at an event by Viewpoint Construction Software. Register here https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1879716. I’ll be on the panel later in the day offering insight gained from my own personal BIM adventure and answering as many questions as I can.

I often refer to myself as one of the good guys of BIM, and that’s not a marketing ploy, I genuinely want do as much good as I can for the construction industry and the people we serve with my career, so there are no silly questions; if you don’t want to ask your question in front of a room full of your peers please do stop me for a chat. But on that note, if you have a question there’s a pretty high chance plenty of others in the room would like to know the answer too.

Tweet me on @johnad25 or @BIMStrategy and tag #BIMinScotland to let me know if I’ll see you there?

Scottish Futures Trust – http://www.scottishfuturestrust.org.uk/our-work/sft-build/construction-procurement-review/building-information-modelling-bim/
BIM Capability Assessment tool – http://bim.knowledgesmart.net/BIM/Default.aspx
BIM Level 2 website – http://bim-level2.org/en/
dotBE report – http://dotbuilte.org/our-work/

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