Building Information Modelling: What does BIM mean to you?

Some of you may know here at Man and Machine we offer BIM ready training… for those who don’t know, here is some information.

BIM and Digital Construction Fundamentals – A one day course aimed at those who wish to learn the basic principles of BIM.

For more details please download our course details here.

BIM and Digital Construction for Project Professionals – A two day course which is designed for project, design and operations staff working on BIM projects. To help those who already know a little about BIM to broader their understanding of BIM principles.

For more details please download our course details here.

BIM and Digital Construction for Product Manufacturers – A two day course designed for product manufacturers who need to create BIM models and components for the architectural and construction industry.

For more details please download our course details here.

COBie and IFC Fundamentals – Again a two day course, but split into one day COBie and one day IFC, which will provide you with a fundamental understanding of COBie and IFC, and their use on a BIM project.

For more details please download our course details here.

All these courses are CPD certified.

Whilst running the BIM and Digital Construction Fundamentals course for one of our clients recently, it made me think a little about the industry; what we think of BIM and what it means to us. I asked those who attended the course to write on a post-it note what BIM means to them and this is what they wrote.

Even though BIM has been around for a number of years now we still aren’t clear on what it is and why. If you look at some of the answers in the image above, it is very interesting what our customers wrote down.

Those who are new to the industry are being told they need to do BIM but when they try and find out more, they are bamboozled by the terminology used by the industry. I personally like when we speak in acronyms to each other and confuse those who don’t know them.

We need to make sure that we all understand what it is, so it does not feel like a chore that just becomes part of our daily job.

Here are a couple of helpful sites to follow and sign up for their newsletters.

UK BIM Alliance

UK BIM Framework

We here at Man and Machine are here to help you on your journey whether you are at the start or some way along but got lost and need some assistance. Please get in touch by emailing sales@manandmachine.co.uk or call 01844 263700

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