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New industry BIM group launched

The Construction Industry Council’s BIM 2050 group was officially launched yesterday by chief construction advisor Peter Hansford.

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Hansford: leading launch

Its aim is to develop a culture that enables a “digitally integrated approach to positively impact our built environment”.

The group, chaired by Cabinet Office head of building information modelling (BIM) implementation David Philp, is made up of young professionals including architects, engineers, contractors, legal professionals and surveyors.

Their remit is to focus on the construction industry, and to look for parallels with practices in other industries.

The group has started looking at three key areas - education and skills, culture of integration, and technology and process.

  • BIM4RailUK is to merge with the AGI I-BIM special interest group to allow the sharing of knowledge and learning across multiple sectors, not just rail.

The new group will be known as BIM 4 Infrastructure (UK), or BIM4IUK.

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  • Other key areas include:
    Open networks allow circular processess rather than linear but does raise major issues on who decides priorities.
    Also, careful attention should be given to privacy and security of information and the legal implications.

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