The Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) has established a freely accessible web resource to help industry bodies and professionals share knowledge and discuss the increasingly important and widely-discussed subject of Building Information Modelling (BIM). All who are experienced in applying BIM are encouraged to share their insight and experience through the BIMTalk website to help create an independent source of concise, informative and unbiased material.
The BIMTalk open initiative is supported by BSRIA and the Landscape Institute along with contributors such as Arup, Andekan, Balfour Beatty and Hoare Lea.
In the June CIBSE Journal Paddy Conaghan and Tim Dwyer of CIBSE’s BIM Steering Group, explain the importance of BIMTalk among the mass of industry information in their article “Lifting the fog”.
BIMTalk is intended to be a non-partisan accessible resource which signposts users towards existing sources and resources, notably practical content such as case studies. Also in this issue, Andy Pearson explores the use of BIM in Australia and how collaborative working in the Mechanical Contractors Association has helped develop a national MEP template.
In his Presidential speech “Whole Life Thinking”, CIBSE President, George Adams highlighted the need to embrace new innovations through research and development, and technologies such as BIM.
The CIBSE BIM Task Group is running its second annual BIM Use Survey. The 5-minute survey will run throughout June 2013 and practitioners are encouraged to complete it at http://bit.ly/BIM2013