BIM Academy Virtual Project Training for PwC

BIM Academy was recently delighted to deliver Virtual Project training for Mark Cameron, Director of Capital Projects Services from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Middle East.  The unique Virtual Project course, originally developed by BIM Academy, allows professionals to gain a focussed insight into the application and value of a range of digital tools and processes when applied at all stages of the project lifecycle.

 

 

Mark attended BIM Academy’s UK offices for the one day training course and said:

“One of the most industry relevant courses I have taken in a long time and delivered by people who really are at the top of their specialism. 

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BIM Academy finalist in Building Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce BIM Academy’s Smart Connected Buildings, an Innovate UK funded project, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Building Awards for Digital and BIM Initiative of the Year.

 

Work on the pioneering feasibility study began in 2017 using sensor data to establish feedback loops to help improve building performance and wellbeing.  The project aim has been to provide building owners and occupiers with actionable advice to optimise the performance of their building and ultimately drive industry change,

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Digital Construction 10 Years On

This month, John Lorimer, Chair of BIM Academy retires after five decades in the construction industry where he has acted as client, contractor and engineer, working in both UK and South East Asia. Here he offers his insight into the growth of digital adoption in the industry, beginning with his role as client on the Manchester Central Library project which was a significant pathfinder demonstrating the value of BIM for the government estate, from design to operation.

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BuildStream 4D Research Project – Part 2 Update

An innovative feasibility study into optimising construction site plant and equipment use by applying BIM, IoT and data analytics.

BIM Academy is making good progress on this research project in collaboration with BuildStream, Costain, Northumbria University and Lynch (Plant Hire), exploring how we can improve efficiency in utilisation of plant and equipment on site.  This is achieved through the collation and aggregation of onsite data, combined with a construction programme and a 3D model,

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BIM Academy Delivers Virtual Project Course for Aston University Academics

Setting politics and critics aside, the sheer magnitude of investment and development within Birmingham provides a means to elevate the local community, businesses and people from different walks of life, being at the heart of the High Speed Rail Network, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and developments such as Paradise Circus.  BIM Academy Director, Nahim Iqbal who is based in the region, says “it is critical that organisations work together for the greater good. 

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Forest City digital FM solution shortlisted in two industry awards

We are delighted to announce BIM Academy has been shortlisted in the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) and NCE TechFest awards for our pioneering work on Forest City in Johor, Malaysia.

 

The project has been nominated as a finalist in BCIA’s Digital Transformation Project of the Year: Buildings category and sits alongside the likes of Atkins, Sir Robert McAlpine and Zaha Hadid.

 

While in NCE’s TechFest awards,

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Developing a Digital Asset Information Model for a Smart City

Forest City is a pioneering development consisting of four huge man-made islands on the straits of Johor, with a total land area of 1,386ha.  An enterprise of Country Garden Pacificview, this smart Eco City will accommodate an estimated 700,000 residents and offer international buyers luxury homes in a multi-layered urban planning concept in lush green surroundings.  The Landmark Building is the focal point of the first phase of construction for Forest City.

 

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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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