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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Smart Connected Buildings: part two

Smart Connected Buildings is our study researching the feasibility of a building performance measurement tool which is currently lacking in the building industry, a tool which can make better use of the fact that many more buildings are being designed, refurbished and modelled using BIM.  Our team comprises BIM Academy, National Energy Foundation, Northumbria University and Your Homes Newcastle.

 

A BIM approach generates far more data than ever before,

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We’re hiring

We’re seeking talented and enthusiastic people for our UK and Hong Kong offices to grow our expanding digital consultancy business in UK, Europe and Asia Pacific regions.  Recent clients include Sydney Opera House, Royal Household property department, BAE Systems, M+ Museum West Kowloon, Hong Kong Hospital Authority and Forest City, Malaysia.

 

For more details and how to apply, see here.

 

 

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Building Intelligence 2017 success in Hong Kong

BIM Academy and BK AsiaPacific partnered to deliver the Building Intelligence 2017 Conference on 6 November, attracting over 120 senior construction professionals to the interactive BIM event

With the 2017 Hong Kong government policy address explicitly requesting that consultants and contractors use Building Information Modelling (BIM) when undertaking the design and delivery of major capital works projects from 2018 onwards – the interest in BIM is surging.  This combined with the growing international impetus towards a global digital built environment are clear markers that now is the time to consider how to embark on your organisation’s BIM implementation strategy.

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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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Virtual Project in Vancouver

The BIM Academy team are collaborating with the Vancouver Regional Construction Association to deliver their innovative Virtual Project workshop to industry professionals in British Columbia. Originally created in 2013 on the back of BIM Academy’s success in several global multidisciplinary BIM competitions, the course allows those with little familiarity with BIM technologies and processes to understand the benefits of BIM when applied to a sample project.  Suitable for professionals from all disciplines, the Vancouver course will run over two days and will give delegates a valuable insight into the power of digital tools during design,

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BIM Academy and BKAsiaPacific partner to deliver an interactive conference

Delegates will hear real life case studies and plan out their own BIM roadmaps at this annual conference and workshop

In the 2017 Policy Address the Hong Kong government explicitly requested that consultants and contractors use Building Information Modelling (BIM) when undertaking the design and delivery of major capital works projects from 2018 onward.  This combined with the growing international impetus towards a global digital built environment are clear signs that now is the time to consider how to embark on a BIM implementation strategy for your organisation.

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#BIMTip 3 – “It’s Non Negotiable”

Since April 2016, the use of BIM has been mandated on centrally funded government projects throughout the UK, and the latest NBS survey showed that a majority (54%) of those surveyed are now integrating BIM into their own work.  Elsewhere, the trajectory is similar, with government mandates in place across the likes of Singapore, Dubai, Spain and Norway.

As Peter Barker explains, “The appetite has changed.  It has become non negotiable that in order to realise increasingly complex buildings against very demanding budgets and schedules,

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Smart Connected Buildings

An innovative feasibility study using sensor data to establish feedback loops to help improve building performance and wellbeing

Interest in Building Information Modelling (BIM) has seen a considerable rise in consistent data sharing practices, streamlining the design and construction processes.  However, owners and occupants still do not know if their building is performing as ordered.  Therefore, there remains an opportunity for work to improve the utilisation of information once a building is in use.

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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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