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.
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.
Three high profile national organisations have pledged their support for an innovative scheme designed to attract new talent into the built environment industry.
Digital engineering hub BIM Academy, Sunderland based engineering consultancy Desco and NBS, which provides technical information, specification and Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools to construction industry professionals, have all signed up to become sponsors of PlanBEE.
The scheme was launched last year when Gateshead College and Ryder Architecture formed a powerful alliance with a network of architects,
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,
Last week saw the successful launch of BIM Academy’s Virtual Project in Australia. Hosted by The University of Canberra BIM Academy ran a workshop for 18 delegates comprising a cross section of the industry and academia in Canberra. The workshop was a taster day for Virtual Project – BIM Academy’s unique three day course uses BIM and collaborative working principles to allow project teams to work collectively in a controlled environment.
UK’s national BIM platform BIMcrunch recently invited our very own Peter Barker for a BIM Brunch intewiew focussing on BIM Academy’s monumental 2015, with achievements including: participation in two Build Earth Live competitions; being one of the influential companies to form the new Dynamo Build initiative; project bidding triumphs on the Sydney Opera House; Knowledge Transfer Partnership success; and perhaps most importantly, their continued growth in Australia.
Peter is at the helm of our success as Managing Director of BIM Academy and Director at Ryder Architecture.
BIM Academy chair John Lorimer participated in a webinar hosted by Construction News and IFS earlier in December. This webinar invited members of the industry to discuss project management excellence within Construction.
For further information and to view the webinar, free of charge, please click here.
BIM Academy were invited to attend a NCE Round Table (it was actually oblong) discussion on 25 November. It was attended by representatives from BCIA shortlisted projects that stood out for their use of BIM, to express their views on what behaviours and contractual mechanisms enabled their use of technology to shine – and what that added to the end product. BIM Academy Chair John Lorimer joined a diverse mix of clients, contractors and consultants.
Last week saw the annual conference of the Association of Interior Specialists conference, however now they have merged with the FPDC (Federation of Plastering and Dry-lining Contractors) it is the AIS FPDC conference…… Apparently they are now working on a new organisation name.
I first spoke at an AIS conference back in 2012, my talk then – “BIM, better ways to count”. Since then the AIS has been one of the few trade associations to really push BIM awareness to their members and should be applauded.