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.

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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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Final Friday Five – Top 5 articles we’ve read this month.

Final Friday Five This is a new feature we are adding to the blog – the final Friday five.

Five articles, blogs or news stories from across the internet, published in the last month, covering a variety of different views, opinions and facts. … 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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New Build Dwellings, once they are built: The EPC

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All new dwellings must have an assessment of energy performance (SAP), environmental impact (EI) and building regulations compliance undertaken at the design stage of the build, prior to works commencement. Once the dwelling is built, that assessment is revisited, with 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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Scottish Building Standards 2015 – Overview of the Non-Domestic requirements

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Following the Scottish government’s release of the 2015 building standards 12 months ahead of their implementation (October 2015), this blog post considers the changes to new build non-domestic requirements and touches on extensions and retrofit for non-domestic too…

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Scottish Building Standards 2015 – Overview of the Domestic New Build requirements

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The Scottish government have released the 2015 building standards 12 months ahead of their implementation (October 2015) in order to allow the house building industry plenty of time to get to grips with the new requirements; this blog post considers Read the rest

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