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Watch on demand: BIM and the infrastructure challenge webinar

Get a step by step guide to the use of BIM in infrastructure by watching NCE’s latest BIM webinar, brought to you in association with Excitech.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is increasingly mandated for construction projects but most focus has been on BIM for Buildings. Many of the same advantages of BIM are applicable in design, construction and management of infrastructure projects but some of the challenges in realising these are very different.

Indeed, a poll carried out during the live broadcast earlier this week revealed that almost two thirds of those watching were yet to embrace BIM.

Excitech principal consultant Dave Bosworth and Excitech director Leigh Atkinson set out to explain how BIM techniques can be adopted in simple steps.

This web seminar introduced, as a reminder, the potential benefts of BIM for infrastructure. Some of the challenges for BIM in infrastructure were then discussed along with some of the potential solutions.

Real-life examples from the water industry and highways sector showed what can be achieved.

If you are involved in the design and construction of infrastructure projects as an engineer or manager, or you work in the commissioning and management of infrastructure assets, then this web seminar should provide invaluable pointers to gaining real benefits from BIM in Infrastructure.

The one hour webinar took place this week. But you can watch it again now or when it suits you.

Simply click here to register and then watch NCE’s FREE webinar

Topics discussed:

  • The potential benefits of BIM for infrastructure. 
  • Consider some of the challenges for BIM in infrastructure 
  • Discuss the potential solutions, processes, workflows and software from design, through construction and into asset management.

Projects will be referenced where some of these solutions have been adopted as examples.


Readers' comments (5)

  • stephen gibson

    Or BIM should be limited to complex buildings only where some meaningful benefit is obtained to the client.

    BIM should not be applied to non building projects or anything outside a building. Close mm coordination is not relevant. Its use will distract from genuine civil engineering design and into endless waffle about processes and workflows.

    I run a small civil engineering design consultancy - and cannot afford expensive BIM packages. Surely the real agenda is selling yet more expensive software and hitting SMEs who do not have the large budgets for such software. In the end the tax payer will be hit by reduced competition.

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  • I think maybe you are misunderstanding. Being bim capable as a small practice is not about lots of expensive programs. It may mean phasing out some systems you have for alternative ones. The argument is like the time cad came in instead of the drawing board. Now it is 3d packages which can assist others down the line from your input in using the data in a BIM way if you like. A project being BIM may mean you draw in 3d no more and feed into others who provide further data into a model.

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  • Ian Hope

    BIM is here, and here to stay.
    BIM shall be applied to non buiding projects, and is so on schemes such as managed motorways.

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  • BIM its not hard, trust me I worked on all 3 schemes (M25, M1J19 & A556).

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