Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsLast week, we looked at the underlying BIM concepts. We also looked at what’s driving BIM adoption around the world. This week, we’ll be looking at how individual firms are using BIM. We set out to answer some important questions. What’s the impact of BIM on real projects? Are there are any important barriers to adoption? What are the key limitations of BIM and what does the future hold for BIM in a changing regulatory environment? Thank you to everyone who’s joined the global discussions. If you haven’t got involved so far, I encourage you to be brave, introduce yourself, ask questions and get involved. Sharing your thoughts really helps you to learn about BIM. Don’t worry that any questions may make you look silly.

Skip to 0 minutes and 55 secondsAsking questions and discussing topics are great ways to learn from each other and us. As we build on last week’s activities, I hope this week you build a greater understanding of the importance of BIM. I look forward to working with you and good luck.

Welcome to the week

Week 1 demonstrated that BIM seems to be the answer in the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry, but is it really?

Watch Danny McGough explain how Week 2 helps you to explore this.

This week …

Through this week’s activities you will:

  • Debate arguments for and against the adoption of BIM;

  • Discover examples of BIM adoption around the world;

  • Be encouraged to share your investigation of the impact of BIM in your own locality and provide feedback to others; and

  • Explore what the future of BIM could mean to you

Your task

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An Introduction to Building Information Modelling

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