Clash detection – is it just about models?

The clash detection process involves collaboration and the management of that process. The CIC BIM protocol assumes that someone other than the BIM manager will be responsible. "Clash detection is potentially seen as one of the great benefits of the BIM Level 2 process" states Tim Willis of Trowers & Hamlins' solicitors. "As the individual author models are federated, clashes... more

The Eight Pillars of BIM Level 2 – Part Two

The original mandate for Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) incorporated seven pillars. Since the publication of PAS 1192-5:2015 there are now arguably eight pillars which make up a Level 2 BIM project. In order to be truly Level 2 BIM compliant here are the remaining four processes and associated documents that should be incorporated into your projects. Pillar Five - BIM... more

The Eight Pillars of BIM Level 2 – Part One

The original mandate for Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) incorporated seven pillars. Since the publication of PAS 1192-5:2015 there are now arguably eight pillars which make up a Level 2 BIM project. In order to be truly Level 2 BIM compliant here are the first four processes and associated documents that should be incorporated into your projects. Pillar One - Capital... more

BIM Conference – Thursday 29 September 2016

Applecore Designs are delighted to inform you that we will again be the organisers of the BIM Conference 2016 being held on Thursday 29 September 2016. The Programme Committee have assembled knowledgeable speakers in their field with the main BIM Conference emphasis focusing on the practical support available, enabling businesses across the Construction Industry to move from theory... more

BIM Conference 2015

Applecore Designs are delighted to inform you that we will again be a supporter of the BIM Conference. This year's event will be held on Thursday 11 June 2015. Returning for a fourth successive year and with the UK government requiring collaborative 3D BIM on all its projects by 2016, the BIM Conference 2015 will concentrate on BIM Implementation. With clear, accurate and... more

Solibri Model Checker – COBie coordination

The UK Government has specified COBie as the format it will use to manage the design, construction and operation of public buildings. COBie, delivered in as a spread sheet, is a data standard used to document and share structured information about the building and infrastructure for operations and management of the building. This includes four data drops during the delivery... more

BIM Protocol documentation requires that you are careful how you collaborate!

Guest Blogger Tim Willis from Harrison Clark Rickerbys solicitors looks at the implications of the BIM Protocol document. On the 28 February 2013 the CIC and BSI published a series of documents which have been much heralded by the BIM task group. CIC / BIM Information Model (BIM) Protocol (“The Protocol”) CIC / The Best Practice Guide for Professional Indemnity Insurance... more

COBie and IFC

The Government and an ever increasing private sector client base are committed to Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the use of open-standard data to deliver greater value and be more efficient. The open-standard data format required for level 2 BIM is a combination of COBie and IFC data schema. OPEN BIM technologies, such as buildingSMART International’s Industry Foundation... more