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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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.
» Read more about: Implementing Organisational BIM through Change Management »
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?
» Read more about: Geographical Information System – Understanding the Concept and Value in the Built Environment »
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,
» Read more about: BIM, GIS, IoT, Smart Cities – Industry’s Zeal Leading the Way to Something Incredible… »
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,
» Read more about: BIM Academy design platform transforming BIM and IOT data into actionable advice for building owners and occupiers »
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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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,
» Read more about: Smart Connected Buildings: part three »
From the perspective of our experiences of BIM adoption internationally, Peter Barker observes that the uptake of BIM has gathered significant momentum but the economic, commercial and cultural dynamics of each region are different – read more.
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Peter Barker, BIM Academy managing director, was invited to present at the third African BIM Conference in Johannesburg on 14-15 March.
The conference attracted a wide range of industry and academic practitioners from South Africa and neighbouring regions. Peter showcased the work of BIM Academy, particularly the value to building owners and asset managers, featuring the team’s work on Sydney Opera House, Forest City, Durham Cathedral, Hong Kong MTR and the Royal Household.
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PlanBEE, an award winning higher apprenticeship scheme now in its second year, is an initiative for built environment education which has been developed by a consortia of north east businesses including BIM Academy, Cundall, Ryder Architecture, Sir Robert McAlpine, Turner & Townsend and Xsite Architecture, delivered by Gateshead College and Teesside University. The scheme, supported by the Chartered Institute of Building, the Institute of Civil Engineers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
» Read more about: PlanBEE BIM Academy Diary »