7 09, 2020

How point clouds are changing BIM

By |2020-09-02T11:25:13+01:00September 7th, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has dramatically changed the world of construction, with BIM Level Two now being mandatory for all publicly funded construction projects in the UK. What you may not know is that point clouds actually make BIM even more useful. Giving an exact definition of BIM can be hard—in fact there is no ...

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3 08, 2020

BIM for the fit-out sector

By |2020-06-30T09:57:20+01:00August 3rd, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

BIM is becoming more and more accepted in the construction industry, to the point where it is now starting to be used in all areas of contracting - such as fit-out and facilities management as well. However, as with most digital tools, adoption is slow, and so we have written this article to give contractors ...

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9 03, 2020

COBie – why is it important to the buildingSMART data model?

By |2020-03-04T14:49:15+00:00March 9th, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

COBie is the acronym given to the international standard for building data exchange - its full title is Construction Operations Building Information Exchange. The COBie specification captures industry best practice and is most commonly used in the product data handover process between the construction firm and the facility management team. However, it is important to ...

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3 02, 2020

The BIM life cycle: how does it benefit small construction companies?

By |2020-02-03T13:36:13+00:00February 3rd, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

When it comes to BIM, many construction companies feel that it is an approach that is more commonly used on government projects or larger businesses in the public sector. While this may have been true in the past, as larger companies tended to adopt BIM first, there is a risk that smaller companies may miss ...

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20 01, 2020

What impact do fire sprinklers have on building design?

By |2020-01-07T10:16:52+00:00January 20th, 2020|BIM Services, Fire Protection Services|0 Comments

Attaining a certain level of fire safety is a statutory requirement in building design - however, it is usually left up to the designer to decide what fire safety services and design features they use to achieve this. Standard fire safety guidance tends to indicate that there are concessions on other fire precautions when automatic ...

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7 01, 2020

Big Data and the Construction Industry

By |2020-01-07T10:12:15+00:00January 7th, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

Big data is big news at the moment as it refers to the huge quantities of information that has been stored in the past and continues to be acquired today. Data can be collected from people, computers, smart devices, machines - basically any device or agent that generates data. The vast availability of such data ...

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23 12, 2019

Fire Sprinkler Design: What do you need to know?

By |2020-01-02T09:41:09+00:00December 23rd, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

An automatic fire sprinkler is used to control or extinguish fires locally through the discharging of water in the location. Detection of the fire is usually done through the use of heat-sensitive elements, constructed from glass bulbs containing oil-based liquids or soldered links. There is also a thermal element which holds a plug which prevents ...

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11 12, 2019

Automation and the Built Environment

By |2019-12-11T10:32:04+00:00December 11th, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

Despite the fact that as a BIM Company we often talk about the construction industry being slow to adopt digital ways of working, the building industry is actually primed for automation. Already we are seeing more automatic manufacturing of building parts with the increase in the number of prefabricated buildings being made as well as ...

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25 11, 2019

AI and BIM: The Future of Construction?

By |2019-11-18T10:36:02+00:00November 25th, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

Construction industry employees make up around 7% of the global labour force, with more than 11.4 trillion dollars being spent on construction-related activities last year. However, despite this depth of resource and cash flow, the growth of the construction industry as a whole has remained flat. Why is that? As a BIM Company, we can ...

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18 11, 2019

BIM Manager Career Profile

By |2019-11-18T10:29:48+00:00November 18th, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

At The CAD Room, we occasionally post BIM Manager Jobs, along with other jobs in the BIM sector - but what is a BIM Manager and what competencies and skills will you need to succeed in this role? What is a BIM Manager? BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the process which generates and manages the ...

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