BIM White Papers, Reports and Resources

With a plethora of different websites, blogs and forums discussing Building Information Modelling and all the various areas it impacts, it can be difficult to sort through the noise and access real key BIM information.

Below is a collection of resources that we hope you find useful and educational, but if you have further questions please do not hesitate to give us a call.

NBS National BIM Report 2014

The latest NBS survey covering the general outlook, attitude and change towards 3D CAD and Building information Modelling, and the growth of BIM in the UK construction market.

The report also contains useful insights from key construction industry figures and the attitude towards BIM survey. BIM for manufacturing is clearly a growth area with strong demand, with 77% of respondents agreeing the need for Manufactuers to provide BIM objects.

BIS – BIM Strategy Report

Strategy Paper for the Government Construction Client Groups from the BIM industry working group. This document details the strategy recommendations made to the UK government for the adoption of BIM.

Government Industrial Strategy Report for the UK Construction Industry

This report outlines the government’s targets for the growth and adoption of BIM for delivery of public capital projects as well as governments goals to establish BIM as a growth engine for the construction industries economic growth both at home and abroad.

The report also highlights the importance of BIM adoption for the UK construction supply chain manufacturers of construction products.

Graitec BIM Whitepaper

White paper giving an overview of the growth and impact of BIM adoption in the UK, BIM in the private and public sector and the outlook for BIM for manufacturing and the construction supply chain.

COBie/IFC Report

A detailed and comprehensive report and trial, tribulations and benefits of using COBie and IFC in Building Information Modelling projects. The trial was conducted using a physical project in order to understand real world as opposed to hypothetical BIM issues.

PAS 1192-2 2013

A publically available specification pertaining to BIM level 2 capital and BIM project delivery outlining information exchange protocols in a collaborative data environment. PAS 1192-2 2013 is available for free download on the BSI shop.

McGraw Hill BIM Report 2012

A detailed and interesting report detailing insights into BIM adoption in the North American construction market.

The reports offers a very useful insight across many levels of the effect BIM has had in the industry and also the rapid acceleration in adoption not only in the Architectural arena but also engineering and the construction supply chain.

It also includes case studies and real world problem solving benefits of BIM methodologies.

BIM Resources & Best BIM Websites

BIM Level 2 Website

Government Department for Business Innovation & Skills website to support industry in the adoption of BIM Level 2 and outline the processes and information management practices required to perform at this maturity level.This website includes essential guidelines as well as standards documentation or example:

PAS 1192-5:2015

Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management

BS 1192:2007 + A2:2016

Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice

PAS 1192-2:2013

Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling

PAS 1192-3:2014

Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling (BIM)

BS 1192-4:2014

Collaborative production of information. Fulfilling employer’s information exchange requirements using COBie. Code of practice

BS 8536-1:2015

Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure)

COBie UK 2012

Overview of COBie 2012 together with sample data for data drops and links to COBie templates

RIBA Plan of Work 2013

RIBA Plan of Work 2013 - Being launched after a fundamental review of the existing plan of work due to changes evolving with the use of BIM.

BIM Task Group

Home of the Building Information Modelling task group here in the UK and national BIM News


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