Hackitt Review demands BIM mandate in high-rise residential
We need to adopt Hackitt’s BIM recommendations immediately
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NewsNBS report reveals positive feedback on BIM take-up
The government needs to do more to ensure adoption of its BIM Level 2 mandate is one of the main conclusions of the annual NBS BIM survey, which overall paints a positive picture for uptake of BIM.
The survey shows that while almost two thirds of respondents (63%) agree that the government requires BIM on its projects, a very similar number (62%) say government is not enforcing this.
Just 14% of respondents believe the mandate has been not at all successful and 44% not that successful – with just 4% believing the BIM mandate has been very successful.
The report says that for tor the first time, fewer than a majority (47%) feel the government is “on the right track” with BIM.
While still a high percentage, it is less than last year (51%). Just over two fifths said they were not clear on what they have to do to comply with the mandate. Less than one fifth agreed that the construction industry is now delivering on the government’s 2016 ...READ MORE
PeopleClosing construction’s $1.6trn productivity gap
According to Jan Mischke, senior fellow at McKinsey & Company, the gap in productivity between average economy and construction is up to $1.6trn a year. This is a shocking statistic which highlights the challenges that global construction is currently battling against. These challenges were discussed in the course of the European ConTech Summit earlier this year in London, co-hosted by GenieBelt. Anastasios Koutsogiannis reports.
“The opportunity for the building sector just from moving to economy average is more than $1.6trn a year. That’s half the global annual infrastructure spending. Just by doing things better, not hiring a single additional person we could build half of the world’s infrastructure,” said Mischke.
The good news is that the industry ...READ MORE
ManagementBIM’s legal framework is still being formulated
Hannah Mycock-Overell, senior solicitor at Clarkslegal, analyses the legal landscape in light of the recent update to the BIM Protocol and the Winfield-Rock report.
BIM has a huge potential for improving collaboration, particularly early stage collaboration, in construction and thereby reducing disputes and performance gap.
The problem is that this potential is not being explored by large proportions of the industry. There is limited take-up of BIM, particularly among the private sector. Reasons for this limited take-up include:
A lack of knowledge of what BIM is, how it can be used, and the benefits it brings – if you don’t ...READ MORE
NewsHackitt Review demands BIM mandate in high-rise residential
The newly published Hackitt Review into regulations and building safety says that BIM should be mandated in the design and construction and operation of all new high rise residential buildings o
PeopleWe need to adopt Hackitt’s BIM recommendations immediately
John Adams, director of BIM services at BIM strategy, responds to the newly published Hackitt Report. From the day of the Grenfell Tower disaster, many of us wondered where it went wrong, but
ProjectsCASE STUDY: Office development, Hong Kong Concrete strength sensor put to the test
The 23-storey LEED Platinum development will comprise a three-storey basement car park, a three-storey podium containing a shopping mall and indoor garden and 17 storeys of commercial offices.
TechnologyRobot chair builder tech set to be used in 3D printing
Researchers in Singapore are planning to develop a “smart” onsite 3D printer based on technology installed in two robots able to build flat pack furniture in record time. The team a
ManagementChris Thorn: five takeaways from technology hackathon
Global consultancy Aecom held its first UK Hackathon at the end of January in London. Chris Thorn, Aecom’s principal technology & process consultant, outlines what he learnt from it.
EducationCPD: Aerial data capture
With the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles in construction, managers can get the most from the technology by keeping up to date with the regulations that govern their use, says Roy Amos.