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29 Jan 2016

The BIM Explainer

Not long ago I read and really liked Randall Monroe’s Book Thing Explainer, and for years I have read his page. It was interesting because it explained things only using the most used ten hundred words; so I have done the same by writing this piece about Building Information...
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28 Jan 2016

BIM business systems certification brings business benefits to BSD

BIM Manager of consulting engineers BSD Ellie Hayes talks to the BRE team about the UK-wide company’s recently awarded BRE BIM Business Systems Certification which demonstrates a company’s compliance with the requirements of BIM Level 2. She explains how BSD and its clients stand...
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25 Jan 2016

Research at Cardiff

Find out more about the great work being supported by the BRE Trust at the BRE Trust Centre for Sustainable Engineering at Cardiff University. Current research ranges from BIM, energy modelling, water modelling to resilience. Click on a PhD project to find out more: 2035 Oil and...
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11 Dec 2015

Cardiff University Sustainability Platform

Find out more about the work of the BRE Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University. The Centre, headed up by Professor Yacine Rezgui,  have a focus on creating digital representations of large scale built environment utility systems including energy and water and linking them to...
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29 Oct 2015

What are EPD? What can they do for you?

Are you a manufacturer, trade association, architect, specifier or builder? Have you heard all the fuss about EPD? What exactly are EPD? What can they do for you? Quite simply: An EPD (environmental product declaration) is a document which may be used in different countries to...
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15 Oct 2015

#ThrowbackThursday: #BIM and Better Project Information

A great video from the archives, provided by Keith Snook of BRE (and CPIC Committee member). The video comes from CPIC, who started as the Building Project Information Committee (BPIC) in 1987 led by RIBA, RICS, ACE, CIBSE and ICE. BPIC succeeded the Co-ordinating Committee for...
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14 Oct 2015

Why Train as a BIM AP?

  Our courses have been developed by Professor Mervyn Richards, OBE, the author of the process known as BS1192:2007 and with Paul Shillcock co-author of PAS1192-2:2013; Mervyn and Paul are actively involved in supporting the UK Government in defining and adopting ‘BIM Level...
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08 Oct 2015

The Great British BIM Off

It’s not often that baking and construction are compared, but that just what our BIM training manager, Dan has done. Whilst watching the Great British Bake Off last night, he found himself thinking about how similar baking can be to working with BIM. He took to his LinkedIn...
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07 Oct 2015

Measuring the ‘boardroom to building site’ skills gap

‘Director of the BRE Academy Pauline Traetto shared her views at UK Construction Week today about the need to evaluate the construction industry’s skills at all levels in response to a convergence of challenges currently hitting the sector and forcing it to change the...
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02 Oct 2015

5 things you can do NOW to make sure you are #BIMready

We thought we would offer our thoughts on what you can be doing now to prepare for BIM and be ahead of the crowd in this new digital world. 1. Do your homework – make sure you know what BIM really is and what it means for you, your company and your clients. Online research,...
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