Online “step-by-step” guide to level 2 BIM

Construction firms confused by the recent BIM mandate can now use a free online guide to compliance with more than 100 supporting articles. In April 2016, Level 2 BIM became mandatory on centrally-procured public projects, with far-reaching implications for those involved. Clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers are all required to understand the finer details of … Continue reading “Online “step-by-step” guide to level 2 BIM”

Wireless Sensors in Conditioned Based Asset Management

The rate of development of information and communications technology (ICT), sensor technology and data processing systems is creating major opportunities for the development of new services and solutions in a wide range of industrial sectors.  In particular it provides the opportunity to significantly improve our understanding of the condition of built environment, and in particular … Continue reading “Wireless Sensors in Conditioned Based Asset Management”

Government mandate on BIM puts the UK ahead of the game in Europe

BRE recently hosted a European Network of Building Research Institutes (ENBRI) workshop on BIM, with representation from* Ireland, Poland, France, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Slovenia and Hungary.  It is no surprise that throughout Europe there is a desire to improve the productivity of the construction industry, with many nations putting in place challenging efficiency targets. … Continue reading “Government mandate on BIM puts the UK ahead of the game in Europe”

eTool Analysis Software becomes IMPACT compliant

  Software company eTool have achieved compliance for their software eToolLCD  with IMPACT eToolLCD is a powerful web-based life cycle assessment (LCA) application for the built form that enables assessment of the entire environmental and cost impacts at any stage of a project in one model, providing a genuine “integrated design” approach. This means … Continue reading “eTool Analysis Software becomes IMPACT compliant”

Survey findings reveal industry views on the construction skills gaps

Industry needs to work harder to promote a professional & positive image The first Boardroom to Building Site survey was launched by BRE last month at Ecobuild, providing some stark reading in terms of the skills shortages which we discovered in key growth areas for the construction industry’s future development. However, by initiating a regular … Continue reading “Survey findings reveal industry views on the construction skills gaps”

Government Construction Strategy

A welcome sustainability focus, but short on value-delivering measures?   I’m not sure, how many people have taken time over coffee to look at the Government’s Construction Strategy for 2016-20, published this week ? For me it was unsurprising in pledging £1.7bn of efficiency savings on its projects by 2020 balanced by a plan to … Continue reading “Government Construction Strategy”

Building Information Management: Addressing the skills gap

A BRE Academy report launched at Ecobuild earlier in March has revealed that BIM and management skills, key to future development, are seen as lacking on a wider industry as well as an individual or organisational basis. This comes at a crucial time, only weeks away from Government’s mandate deadline, when all centrally procured public sector … Continue reading “Building Information Management: Addressing the skills gap”

SES Engineering Services become the first M&E contractor to receive a BIM certification

Photo by Peter White. From left to right: Guy Hammersley, BIM Director at BRE, Martin Howe, National BIM Manager at SES Paul Oakley, BIM Director at BRE caught up with Martin Howe, National BIM Manager at SES, about the company’s recently awarded BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification at Ecobuild, which demonstrates a company’s compliance with the … Continue reading “SES Engineering Services become the first M&E contractor to receive a BIM certification”