Final Friday Five

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We’re nearly a quarter of the way through 2017 – can you believe it?! Here’s our favourite news and articles from the month that has seen the Budget, Brexit and just that little bit more sunshine…

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The next exciting step in BIM

BIM Objects on U-value Calculator Some of our readers may have noticed that this week we made an important update to our popular U-value Calculator: the addition of BIM Objects. Our resident expert Hannah Etheridge gives an insight into how and why we are… Read the rest
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Level 2 BIM: What’s the impact on manufacturers?

BIM - Building Information Modelling As of today, Level 2 BIM – “collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic)” – is mandatory for all public sector centrally procured construction projects.

This means that the 3D CAD models that … Read the rest

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BIM for the Baffled: Part 7 – BIM, the future and the rest of the world

BIM - Building Information Modelling Over the last few weeks we’ve looked at what BIM is, how it can be achieved as well as how the Government is mandating the use of BIM up to level 2.

In this final post in the BIM for … Read the rest

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BIM for the Baffled: Part 6 – Kingspan Insulation and Level 2 BIM

BIM - Building Information Modelling In November 2012 Kingspan Insulation became the first manufacturer to launch manufacturer specific BIM objects via the NBS National BIM Library.

We started with five objects, and now there are currently BIM objects for 29 of our products in the … Read the rest

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BIM for the Baffled: Part 5 – What are objects, layers and assemblies in BIM?

blue-wire-building-model Our next post about Building Information Modelling (BIM) looks at objects and layers, including what they are and where you can find them. If you’ve missed any of the earlier posts in this series you can find them all under… Read the rest
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BIM for the Baffled: Part 4 – What are the different BIM formats?

Building Line Drawing In this, the next in our series of blog posts about BIM, we look at the different formats of data which can be used in creating the models and why there are different formats.

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BIM for the Baffled: Part 3 – BIM and the Government

BIM - building model So far in our blog series about Building Information Modelling, we’ve discussed the basics of what BIM is and looked at why you should be using it. In this post we look at how the Government has been involved in… Read the rest
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BIM for the Baffled: Part 2 – Why use BIM?

BIM - Building Information Modelling In this second post in our series of blogs about Building Information Modelling (BIM) we will be discussing why we need to embrace the use of BIM within the industry, and the benefits we will see from it once it… Read the rest
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BIM for the Confused: Part 1 – What is BIM?

BIM - Building Information Modelling In its most basic form BIM (or Building Information Modelling) is a way of managing all the information required in a building project.

It is an expanding, and increasingly important topic which depends upon a large amount of technical information … Read the rest

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