Building Information Management (Version 2)

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When, back in 2011, the UK government announced that all public sector projects over £5 million would have to use BIM by 2016, they facilitated a change in the construction industry that could not have been imagined. At the time it was announced there was a high level of resistance from the industry, mainly based on the cost of investment required. But as companies adopted BIM they started to see almost immediate cost savings. In particular, main contractors found that they could make significant savings through the anticipation - and hence avoidance - of on-site clashes.

Consequently BIM is being rapidly adopted not just for public sector projects but for private sector ones as well.

Suggested Reading

Dynamic response of timber flitch beamsnavigation-arrow

Through experimental analysis, James Norman, Joel Ross, Robbie Kirkbride and Toby Hill-Smith outline the damping exhibited in these complex beams.


Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook

01/03/2017 |  Magazine Article  

A motorway service station - but not as we know itnavigation-arrow

Exposed timber structures sympathetic to their rural surroundings are at the heart of a recently opened motorway service station in Gloucester.


Article from Timber 2018 Industry Yearbook

14/05/2018 |  Magazine Article  

Joinery: natural retreatnavigation-arrow

Outright winner of the prestigious Wood Awards 2017, the Coastal House is a showcase for the many uses of timber and some fine joinery.


Article from Timber 2018 Industry Yearbook

15/05/2018 |  Magazine Article