Government Sets Out Clear Plan to Cut Construction Costs

The Treasury has published its construction strategy, setting plans to make £1.7bn in efficiency savings and support 20,000 apprenticeships by 2020.

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Over 50% of SMEs Set to Miss Out on Government Contracts

Following analysis of the recent Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) survey on building information modelling (BIM), it states that 54% of companies with a turnover of less than £1m are not ready for the mandatory use ...


BIM is Gaining Interest in Russia

Interest in Building Information Modelling is growing in Russia, with 25 pilot projects currently underway.


National BIM Strategy Launched in Spain

A strategy to introduce mandatory BIM working in public sector projects was launched in Spain in July. This marks a step-change in Spain’s approach to BIM, where up till now BIM use has been patchy, ...


Industry ‘Falling Short of Mandatory BIM Target’

Three quarters of construction professionals do not believe the industry is ready to meet mandatory BIM Level 2 requirements by 2016, according to research conducted by UK Construction Week in partnership with BRE.

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BIM promotes collaboration

Following a recent BIM Working Group held by Beale & Company, Andrew Croft and Natalie Ledger identify some of the legal issues arising from the use of BIM and explore some of the methods of ...


The Road to 2016 BIM compliance – how is the UK shaping up?

It only seems like yesterday that Paul Morrell and Francis Maude signed the industry up to the 2011 Construction Strategy; we had just welcomed a new kind of Government and they were talking about a ...


Mubarak Al Ahbabi: the UAE’s BIM visionary

In most walks of life, being an early adopter of technology puts you ahead of the curve. While the competition is still figuring out yesterday’s technology, the early adopter is already learning how to use ...


BIM measures up

What more needs to be said about BIM to convince our industry that it is not only good for business, but that it is essential to embrace it if you want to remain in business ...


Could BIM to FM be outdated by 2025?

If technology development gives rise to a BIM to FM process (i.e. using a Building Information Modelling data gathering process for use in Facility Management), thus; why can’t technology enable an approach to replace a ...