Using BIM in the Delivery of Major Sports Projects

Perhaps not much of a widely discussed subject but certainly one of great interest to clients, stakeholders and delivery teams across the globe, both past and present, major sports projects are extraordinary feats of economic planning, risk management, social interactions and engineering ingenuity.  In a broader sense involvement stems from a political level through to local organising committees, programme/project managers and a talented supply chain of designers/contractors/engineers.

 

Where does BIM fit into all of this?

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BuildStream 4D Research Project

An innovative feasibility study into optimising equipment use in construction with BIM, IoT and data analytics.

 

BIM Academy is undertaking an exciting new research project in collaboration with BuildStream (formerly GearBuddy), Costain, Northumbria University and Lynch (Plant Hire), exploring how we can improve the utilisation of plant and equipment on site.  This is through the collation and aggregation of onsite data, combined with a construction programme and a 3D model,

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Learning from a BIM Panel

In three years I will wake suddenly in the night and, with a rush of adrenaline mixed with some shame and self loathing, the little video recorder in my head will play the highlight real once again.

 

Why?  Well, recently I was fortunate enough to be invited to an industry event for BIM sponsored by Victoria University and Engineers Australia.  Mark Bew was giving a presentation on data and optimising built assets,

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CBI – Ready, Set, Connect

Following his contribution to the recently published CBI report Ready, Set, Connect, Peter Barker, partner at Ryder Architecture and managing director of BIM Academy, was invited to the Parliamentary launch to discuss the next steps and ambition.

 

The report focuses on future proofing the UK’s digital connectivity to drive productivity of UK plc and is based on extensive consultation with a range of business sectors – it sets out the case for digital infrastructure as a vital lever for UK international competitiveness in the years to come.  

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Implementing Organisational BIM through Change Management

BIM Academy has worked with several organisations over the last eight years who are looking to drive value through implementing BIM.  These organisations have consisted of design teams, contractors, large estate owners, councils and large multinationals.  All with very different management structures, processes, technology and contributions to the built environment, but all with the aspiration that better use of digital technology and smart processes will enhance their business operations.

 

 

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Geographical Information System – Understanding the Concept and Value in the Built Environment

Nahim Iqbal, director at BIM Academy, discusses the importance of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and their value in the built environment industry.

Our world as we see it comes with abundant resources – or at least it did at some point.  As mankind we continue to consume these resources whether fresh water, fossil fuels or heavy metals at phenomenal rates.  Eventually raising questions, for example, where is the next best location of fresh water? 

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BIM, GIS, IoT, Smart Cities – Industry’s Zeal Leading the Way to Something Incredible…

Rapid developments across the digital landscape, whilst occasionally overwhelming in terms of staying abreast with advancements, continue to fascinate and stimulate countless minds. Ultimately augmenting ways of working and achieving greater efficiency. At the forefront this is driven by pioneering and intelligent industry professionals who are the very backbone in delivering projects successfully and advancing society into the next digital age.

In creating structured, accurate and information rich 3D model representations of buildings and infrastructure,

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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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Smart Connected Buildings – part four

After 12 months, BIM Academy has successfully concluded the Smart Connected Buildings project where we have been hard at work researching the feasibility of a building performance measurement and advice platform currently lacking in the building industry. Smart Connected Buildings set out to be an intelligent data platform integrating building design information, sensor data and user feedback, producing meaningful alerts and actionable advice for occupiers, building owners and those who build and maintain properties.

Since our last blog where we interviewed Your Homes Newcastle,

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Smart Connected Buildings: part three

For the past ten months, BIM Academy has been researching the feasibility of a building performance measurement and advice tool which is currently lacking in the building industry. Smart Connected Buildings will be an intelligent data platform containing building design information, sensor data and user feedback, producing meaningful, actionable advice for occupiers, building owners and those who build and maintain properties.

The platform has been designed around the fact many more buildings are now being designed,

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