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24th March 2015

BIM

Laser Scanning and BIM


A SENSE OF THE PAST – JOHN COUNSELL AND JOHN EDWARDS LOOK AT BIM AT HERITAGE COTTAGE

There has been no serious work initiated to date in determining how BIM can be applied in the conservation sector of the UK construction industry and yet work to existing buildings comprises over 40% of UK construction industry output. Read the article published by the RICS.


Integrating Digital Technologies in Support of Historic Building Information Modelling: BIM4Conservation (HBIM)

It is increasingly being recognised that the requirements to deal with the existing built Heritage and especially that which was traditionally constructed prior to 1919 calls for a different professional expertise and understanding from that which has been more commonly developed for the ‘main steam’ new build construction industry.

Whilst BIM is still in its formative state for the UK’s new build sector, an interesting range of digital technologies are beginning to emerge that could result in distinct benefits for practitioners thinking about adopting a Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM) approach for work on the existing building stock.


BIM EXECUTION PLAN

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has gained much traction in recent years as digital  construction technology that will fundamentally transform the building and construction industry practice in the delivery of an excellent built environment. It is a game changing technology that will improve the construction productivity as well as the level of integration and collaboration across the various disciplines in the construction value chain. It is therefore important for the industry to embrace the technology with clarity.