Tag Archive: ICE

Oct 17 2014

Why the UK BIM toolkit is a key building block

The BIM ‘Digital toolkit’ should help UK firms, including SaaS vendors, adopt and then export BIM skills, practices, procedures and standards and apply them in other markets. Just as sustainability saw an explosion in ‘greenwash’ – sometimes spurious claims about the ‘greenness’ of various products or services – so building information modelling has seen frequent …

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Oct 30 2013

BIM = Better information mobility?

A US survey suggests growing benefits of mobile information, but its respondents weren’t enthusing about mobile access to digital models. At the Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference in London this week, information mobility has been a recurring theme (indeed, BIM has even been verbally re-engineered to become ‘better information mobility’), and its not just about …

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Apr 11 2012

Promoting the art and science of civil engineering – via Wikipedia

Feel your discipline isn’t covered well on Wikipedia? Not sure how to improve matters? Follow the ICE’s lead and start a campaign to deepen Wikipedia’s coverage of your profession, its people and projects. Building on my own interests in civil engineering, during the mid 2000s I wrote and edited many Wikipedia articles about tunnels, dams, …

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Sep 29 2011

COMIT–where BIM meets augmented reality, point clouds and QR Codes (among other things)

Two weeks ago, I mentioned COMIT, Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT, and its forthcoming conference on how smart mobile devices can be used to add value to BIM. Since then (last week), I have attended the COMIT community day and AGM (held at BSRIA, Bracknell) and, from the round-table discussions, it was clear that some …

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Jul 19 2011

BIM not mandatory, but COBie will be

Last month (see BIM – a new role for collaboration tools?), I wrote about the government’s “push” to expand BIM adoption across the UK architecture, engineering and construction industry (and, through its focus on asset information, into facilities management too). Today, I attended the formal launch of the Government Construction Strategy at the ICE in London, …

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Mar 02 2010

tCn – The Construction Network – launches

[This is a re-post of an article from my pwcom blog, published 2 March 2010. A debate has been kindled in the comments section that is reminiscent of conversations around the time of the dot.com boom in 2000.] Late last year I was contacted by Ryan Briggs, one of the co-founders of a new social …

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Mar 23 2007

Uniting Construction IT

Last September (see A co-ordinated approach to construction IT in the UK), I mentioned an initiative to create a more coordinated approach to managing IT interests in the UK AEC industry. You can now read about United Construction IT on the website of ConstructIT for Business (one of the organisations competing for our attention). It talks about creating “one …

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