BIM4Housing at Digital Construction Week May 18th
What does the digital record need to include?
What information is needed from each discipline?
How can Better Information Management (BIM) help?
The culmination of a series of online roundtables, including hundreds of experts from across the stakeholder spectrum, will be a ‘live’ in-person session bringing together our findings for evaluation and improvement. That will be at Digital Construction week on May 18th.
If you’d like to come along or get involved with those online roundtable discussions, please message me.
The lack of clear direction from the Regulator means landlords, developers and contractors are unclear about what they should have in place. The new Regulatory regime requires “accountable people” to demonstrate that they have measures in place that keep tenants safe.
How do they check handover information contains everything they need, in a format that they can keep updated and share with key stakeholders?
On new-build, Gateways 2 and 3 reviews could delay or stop projects from progressing, so how can Better Information reduce that risk – and how should we manage that information?
BIM4Housing’s community of Developers, Designers, Contractors, Manufacturers, Operators and Advisors have spent the last couple of years digging deep into what information each party needs and how it might be gathered. Our contribution to the Golden Thread Initiative is ongoing, with Tier 1 contractors reconsidering how specialists can be engaged earlier, to complete the design by Gateway 2.
We now need to apply what we have learned to redesign some established processes, add different information to the software we are using and produce different information. Some firms will have much of this sorted, but many are just starting the journey. Just as designing and delivering a building is a collaborative endeavour, no single vendor has the complete Golden Thread solution. Each project will have dozens, even hundreds, of Golden Threads that must be weaved together to deliver what we need to deliver safer, more sustainable, homes for people.
Register to attend DCW here:
Digital Construction Week | Innovation in the Built Environment
BIM4HOUSING AND CAMBRISDGE UNIVERSITY FOR SME
Great to be working with Cambridge University and the redoubtable @Reyhaneh Shojaei and @Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong on this invaluable workshop for all SMEs.
Workshop Aim: This workshop aims to provide guidance and recommendations to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the construction and housing sector on successfully adopting digital innovation in their organizations. Through this workshop, participants will learn about the challenges faced by the industry in adopting digital technologies and gain insights into how to overcome them.
Additionally, the workshop will facilitate discussion and collaboration between different actors across the supply chain to promote innovation and growth in the industry.
Who should attend? This workshop is tailored for construction and housing professionals (e.g., architects, engineers, builders, contractors, developers, suppliers), working with small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and policymakers. Whether you're just starting to explore digital innovation or you are looking for ways to optimize your organization's use of technology and digital innovation, in particular building information modelling (BIM), this workshop will provide valuable insights and practical recommendations.
- Deliberate on and identify critical challenges related to digital technology adoption and the ways to tackle these challenges in their organizations and for project
delivery. Participants will be encouraged to draw on experiences in their organizations or from working with delivery partners.
- Be introduced to an industry guidance which explains practical enablers and recommendations for successful adoption of technologies. This guidance has been developed based on a long-running research project at the University of Cambridge.
- Engage in Q&A session with the researchers and workshop facilitators to address participants' specific challenges and concerns.
- Have networking opportunities to connect with other professionals in the industry and explore potential collaborations and partnerships.
Follow the link to register or just send me a message. Empowering SMEs in a digitally enabled construction and housing sector Tickets, Wed 12 Apr 2023 at 12:30 | Eventbrite
LEVELLING-UP ADVISOR AT BIM4HOUSING
@Chris Waterman delivered an overview of his publication, The Plain Guide to the Building Safety Act. He’d explained the Act to MPs who voted on it and was now explaining it to us. Needless to say, this was quite a challenge. But Chris clarified a number of issues which, inevitably, raised others, which BIM4Housing will be looking to resolve- with Chris’s input- over the coming months.
@George Stevenson and @Will Perkins later explained BIM4Housing’s latest moves at that resolution, in the form of dedicated Workstreams looking at standardising inspections for fire-related assets. Anyone with the relevant knowledge and experience would be very welcome to join this effort.
A recording and highpoint notes of the meeting will be available shortly at https://bim4housing.com/
If you’d like to order a copy of Chris’s publication, The Plain Guide to the Building Safety Act, just drop me a line.
Hot from the Hot seat, the latest from the House of Lord's debate on the Building Safety Act. Courtesy of our own @Chris Waterman, resident Government Advisor, Fly on the Wall and all-round Thorn in the Side to those that govern us.
If you haven't had an invite to his Guest Appearance among us (online) on Feb 9th, drop me a message.
Michael Gove’s recent speech to parliament is causing ructions throughout the construction industry. Attached is the full text with highlights supplied by @Chris Waterman ‘Meet’ Government Advisor, Chris Waterman, at BIM4Housing online February 9th. Message me for an invite.
On February 9th at 11 am Government Advisor, Chris Waterman, will host an exclusive online meeting with us at BIM4Housing to bring you the inside track on this legislation. Invites have already gone out- check your spam box- If you haven’t received and would like to attend, please message me with your email address and we’ll arrange an invitation.
Regularly a thorn in the side of Government and Opposition, both, Chris pulls no punches and we are guaranteed a few tasty snippets, we’ll have to delete from the video we publish after!
Advisor to the Levelling Up Department, Chris taught MPs the meaning and implications of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Act- now you learn from a man who knows.
Great meeting with @Valeriya Ionan and @Andrii Remizov leading digitization and Entrepreneurship in Ukraine. We at BIM4Housing are looking at ways we can assist in construction and digitization. Plus, Richard Freer’s IceFire will be helping new Ukrainian businesses with free web sites and marketing support.
@George Stevenson and @Richard Freer will be holding further meetings in the coming weeks.
More details to follow.