OpenBIM data for Facilities Management

Guest Bloggers Rob Jackson and Ben Wallbank look at how clients need to focus on the long term benefits of data for their assets. Introduction The UK Government has defined three deliverables for publicly procured projects. These are PDF, native models and COBie (see diagram below). PAS 1192-2:2013 sets out the process for the production of these deliverables. Key to PAS 1192-2 is... 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 are you ready Part 4: Preparing for BIM

If you are designing in 3D, and creating 3D models, you are already preparing and collecting the sort of information you will need to satisfy BIM requirements. Any form of parametric modelling, the tools that allow you to define a wall with its characteristic composition, thickness and height, and then to drag and drop in a window, necessitates the creation of objects that have a... 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

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