BIM4Housing Workstreams are where issues that span across all industry sector Working Groups are resolved. Our output is not 'food for thought', but a series of 'How To' guides to solve real problems industry-wide.
"In most topic areas, those who are passionate about change know what needs to be done to improve things, but they cannot achieve that within their own “silo”. We need to create an environment that allows experts to share their ideas with other experts. These initial ideas can then be challenged and developed into solutions."
George Stevenson, ActivePlan
Karen E. Jones - Stream Leader
The need to modernise methods of construction has been recognised for some time and pioneers have done some great work, but the current confluent of crises; demand for homes, skilled labour and sustainability, have accelerated the need for the industry to deliver.
This workstream has representation from the different stakeholder groups, who realise the value of MMC, but can identify barriers and work with colleagues to address them.
We will identify solutions that may be obvious or signpost an existing published solution; while creating mini-projects, that can be worked on collaboratively, to create “How To” guides.
David Emery - Stream Leader
Scott Sanderson – PRP
How can an owner assure their building is safe?
As the Grenfell enquiry identified, design, construction, manufacturing, inspection, operations and development made mistakes. Each of these is represented by the BIM4Housing Working Groups.
Reducing the risk and impact of fire is a complex challenge that affects different parties- many of whom need to work in concert to achieve solutions that are effective.
BIM4Housing’s Fire Safety workstream includes representatives from the Working Groups so the interests and concerns of each stakeholder can be tabled, debated and collective solutions developed.
By collaborating, this workstream will be able to find 'quick wins' that individuals have already identified and propose as best practice for consideration by each parent Working Group for BIM4Housing-wide adoption.
Will Perkins – Group MD at SE Controls
Eduardo Guasque - BIM Manager Haworth Tompkins
Barriers to BIM
This workstream will cover many topics; from ways to encourage industry adoption to simpler procurement requirements and implementation.
The representatives from each Working Group will table the barriers they are experiencing. Common topics will be identified, along with contributions from individuals who have already found ways of addressing those obstacles. These will be captured as “How To” guides and shared with the wider community.
Topics that require more work, such as standardised contractual documentation, H&S/O&M file creation and validation or developing a Benefits of BIM resource, will be addressed as discrete topics by Workstream members.
Phil Stacey - Designer for Barratt Homes