BIM Academy design platform transforming BIM and IOT data into actionable advice for building owners and occupiers

The consultancy has successfully concluded the Smart Connected Buildings project which aims to integrate building design information, sensor data and user feedback to produce meaningful alerts and advice to builders and owners.

The project was undertaken over 12 months in partnership with Northumbria University and National Energy Foundation to assess the feasibility of a building performance measurement and advice platform, something currently lacking in the industry.

Your Homes Newcastle supported the scheme,

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Visiting Professor

In recognition of his contribution to the establishment and direction of BIM Academy, our successful joint venture with Northumbria University, we’re delighted to announce that Peter Barker has been awarded the role of visiting professor at Northumbria University.

BIM Academy was founded by Ryder and the university in 2010 allowing Peter to apply his practice experience, combined with Northumbria’s academic expertise, to form this centre of excellence for digital engineering and construction.  BIM Academy is now well established as an international consultancy with clients such as the Royal Household,

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Winner – Times Higher Education Awards

Ryder Architecture, in collaboration with Northumbria University lifted the most innovative contribution to business – university collaboration trophy at the 2017 Times Higher Education Awards. 

 

The awards, now in their 13th year and widely recognised as the Oscars of higher education, shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions.

 

Increasingly mandated by governments worldwide, successful building information modelling – the design,

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BIM Academy scoop award for international success

BIM Academy have won the International Success Award in the Dynamites ‘17 Awards sponsored by Dynamo which recognises the international successes of a north east headquartered business with a global reach.

Judges looked for organisations that had expanded their presence by opening offices overseas or delivered successful projects on an international scale.  BIM Academy’s celebrated triumphs include projects at Sydney Opera House, M+ Museum in Hong Kong and the Forest City smart city development in southern Malaysia.

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BIM helps realise your vision, not drive your design

Technological design platforms are meant to help architects realise their visions, rather than drive their designs.  There is a growing argument that the increasingly standardised use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software might alter the way we conceive our buildings, as well as execute them.  What might this BIM School look like and should such a thought scare or excite us?  Jakob Andreassen, BIM Manager at BIG, Atkins technical director Anne Kemp, and Peter Barker,

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BIM Academy seeks graduate computer scientist for exciting Innovate UK project

BIM Academy are seeking to appoint a talented Computer Scientist to work on the development of a software platform for integrating Building Information Models (BIM) with data from building sensor deployments, for building performance monitoring and feedback loops.  This is a research and development position as part of an Innovate UK project called ‘Smart Connected Buildings: Model based performance and feedback loops’.

 

The candidate will play a highly active role in BIM Academy,

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BIM Academy supports PlanBEE apprenticeship scheme

PlanBEE is an innovative higher level apprenticeship programme in Architectural Engineering and Management designed by industry sponsors led by Ryder Architecture in conjunction with Gateshead College and university partners.  With the advent of more collaborative and multidisciplinary working, largely facilitated through BIM, the aim is to develop a new generation of professionals with a broader spectrum of education, able to forge careers in a variety of roles, irrespective of specialist disciplines.

Steve Logan,

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