Derby College rolls out Autodesk 'Academies'
The academies at Derby and elsewhere are aimed at increasing the pool of new entrants to construction and engineering sectors with work-ready digital skills.The initiative, which is also aligned with Microsoft software, will support students studying BIM and CAD on further and higher education programmes, and will also fulfil the academic component of apprenticeship training for local employers.
Getting away from the word 'construction'
Alex Lubbock, BIM development manager at Carillion, talks to BIM+ on everything from Midlands Metropolitan PFI as a future exemplar for life-cycle BIM to the industry's need to think of itself as delivering products and services. Alex will be speaking at BIM Prospects.
Case study: Westgate Centre Oxford
Learn how BIM was was used to coordinate five architects BDP, Panter Hudspith, Allies & Morrison, Dixon Jones and Glenn Howells – to ensure that the £500m Westgate shopping centre in Oxford won planning permission. BDP is the first firm to be certified BIM Level 2 and Alistair Kell will be speaking at BIM Prospects.
Govt. commits £15m towards BIM Level 3
A source has told Building Magazine that the government will invest £15m into the development of BIM Level 3 over the next five years - more than was invested in BIM Level 2.The Cabinet Office’s BIM Task Group, is likely to be relaunched to align more closely with the government’s wider digital policies, including smart cities and infrastructure, the source said. UCL’s Tim Broyd will be reviewing the latest developments in the Digital Built Britain.
BIM4SME & Autodesk partner up
BIM4SME, which promotes and guide smaller firms in the uptake of the technology, is partnering with Autodesk in a 12-month deal to promote BIM and articulate workflows to SMEs. One of the proposed ideas is the development of a new Technology Channel, a website to link SMEs with technology providers. Tim Platts, chair of BIM4SME and Autodesk’s John Adams will be speaking on separate subjects on Day 1 of BIM Prospects. The two organisations will also be giving practical presentations and workshops on Day 2.
BIM + supports BIM Prospects 2016
The sister publication of Construction Manager, which is published on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Building, is supporting the conference and is offering a 20% discount to readers. If you are a reader of BIM+, simply quote “BIMSUPPORT” when you register.
BIM needs to reach all parts of your business
As the clock ticks towards this year’s BIM Level 2 deadline, Balfour Beatty’s Director of BIM Peter Trebilcock explains some of the outstanding issues for contractors and clients alike, plus useful advice on BIMifying your company.