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UK BIM Alliance Product Data Working Group – Meeting 3 Interim Report

The UK BIM Alliance Product Data Working group has had its third meeting. Here is an update of its discussions so far. You can read the other interim reports here: http://bit.ly/PDWGinterim1  and http://bit.ly/PDWGinterim2

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Constructing Language Pledge

The UK BIM Alliance, through its mission to improve BIM adoption, recognises that terminology often becomes one of the first barriers to BIM. With this in mind, the Alliance has been working with Dan Rossiter, the European and International…


UK BIM Alliance welcomes the Hackitt Report

The UKBIM Alliance welcomes the Final Report by Dame Judith Hackitt, ‘Building a Safer Future: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’, published last week. 

The Alliance is the umbrella body representing BIM Regions, B…


UKBIM Alliance Product Data Working Group – Meeting 2 Interim Report

The UK BIM Alliance Product Data Working group has had its second meeting. Here is an update of its discussions so far. You can read the second interim report here: View Report

Members of the group have spoken with several dozen individual…


UKBIM Alliance Product Data Working Group – Meeting 1 Interim Report

The UK BIM Alliance Product Data Working group has had its first meeting. Here is a report of its discussions so far.

We would welcome discussion, suggestions and other comments on this work. You can contact us via the communications metho…


UK BIM Alliance Forum Meeting Mar 2018

On March 22nd, we hosted the first Alliance Forum for 2018 at the Institute of Engineering & Technology in London where we had over 60 people attend; all of whom are interested and support the move to enable the digitisation of the UK B…


Legal definitions of BIM missing or inconsistent according to new report launched today by the UK BIM Alliance

Legal and commercial specialists are offering different definitions of Building Information Model (BIM) Level 2, according to The Winfield Rock Report.

Launched at the BIM Show Live on Wednesday 28 February 2018, the report was conducted b…


A Fresh Way Forward for Product Data: Initial Meeting Report and Next Steps

The UK BIM Alliance has launched a working group to help ‘steer a way out of the difficult thicket’ that is construction product data. The group will support the industry in coming together to meet the challenges of product data use and man…


UK BIM Alliance and buildingSMART Announce a Merger

BIM Alliance & buildingSMART UK&I Chapter Announce a Merger

On Monday October 30th, at the BuildingSmart International Summit, Anne Kemp UK BIM Alliance Chair will announce that the UK BIM Alliance and buildingSMART UKI chapter hav…


Digital Construction Week Thoughts

Walking into the Excel hall you could immediately tell this was different.

It was only 9.30, and already there was a buzz in the air and long queues to get in.

My immediate impression of Digital Construction Week 2017 was “Wow baby! My, h…


UK BIM Alliance seeks Patrons

The UK’s Cross industry alliance to drive leadership around implementation of BIM Level 2 is seeking Patrons to support its work. Organisations throughout the AEC industry are invited to become Patrons of the Alliance in exchange for a rang…


COBie the bane of the contractor or their biggest opportunity?

Working for a main contractor as an Information Manager is a tough job, as he or she must deliver COBie to the clients at handover, as part of the Asset Information Model (AIM). The reason this is difficult, is the huge amount of time and e…


UK BIM Alliance: Helping the industry talk to each other about BIM

Su Butcher introduces the new structure of the UK BIM Alliance and talks about what its doing and how you can get involved.

The UK BIM Alliance is a collective of the industry’s BIM interest groups who have come together to help the Constr…


UK BIM Alliance shortlisted for the Construction Computing Awards

The UK BIM Alliance has been shortlisted in 3 categories for the Construction Computing Awards:

  • One to Watch Company
  • Team of the Year
  • Editors Choice

Voting is now open, so please support us.
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New UK BIM Alliance Project: Overcoming the Legal and Contractual Barriers of BIM

The UK BIM Alliance have launched a new project called “Overcoming the Legal and Contractual Barriers of BIM” and are inviting contributions and volunteers.

Contract by Steven Snodgrass (creative commons)

Contracts form the backbone of a construction project and so a BIM enabled proje…


The Strategic Plan for the UK BIM Alliance

Please read the strategy document for the UK BIM Alliance. These strategies are  by no means a solution in itself, but set the scene and structure for a concerted and collaborative effort across the industry to achieve 'business as usual'  …


BIM in the UK: Past, Present and Future

Read our brief overview of the complex landscape through which the UK BIM journey has occurred over the last 5 years. We would appreciate your input and feedback via info@ukbimalliance.org