This section updates members on developments in BIM and the work of the LI's BIM Working Group, leading on BIM in landscape.
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is transforming working practices across the built environment sector, as clients, professionals, contractors and manufacturers throughout the supply chain grasp the opportunities that BIM presents. The first book ever to focus on the implementation of BIM processes in landscape and external works, BIM for Landscape will help landscape professionals understand what BIM means for them.
This book is intended to equip landscape practitioners and practices to meet the challenges and reap the rewards of working in a BIM environment - and to help professionals in related fields to understand how BIM processes can be brought into landscape projects. BIM offers significant benefits to the landscape profession, and heralds a new chapter in inter-disciplinary relationships. BIM for Landscape shows how BIM can enhance collaboration with other professionals and clients, streamline information processes, improve decision-making and deliver well-designed landscape projects that are right first time, on schedule and on budget.
This book looks at the organisational, technological and professional practice implications of BIM adoption. It discusses in detail the standards, structures and information processes that form BIM Level 2-compliant workflows, highlighting the role of the landscape professional within the new ways of working that BIM entails. It also looks in depth at the digital tools used in BIM projects, emphasising the ‘information’ in Building Information Modelling, and the possibilities that data-rich models offer in landscape design, maintenance and management. BIM for Landscape will be an essential companion to the landscape professional at any stage of their BIM journey.
Product Data Templates (PDTs) are being developed as a resource for the building and construction industry to allow manufacturers and suppliers to provide consistent data that can feed into a BIM workflow.
The LI is leading on developing templates for landscape products. The following landscape PDTs have been consulted on and are now ready for use. More will be added for consultation and feedback throughout the year.
|Bat/bird box||Growing media: green roof substrates|
|Bollard, illuminating||Growing media: topsoil|
|Bollard, non-Illuminating||Paving block|
|Bound surfacing||Plant seed|
|Fence panel||Play equipment|
Page last updated 25 August 2015
A day of practical BIM know-how from leading BIM practitioners.
The LI BIM Masterclasses aim to demonstrate how the BIM process works in landscape projects, showing how information is produced, managed and interrogated, with examples of the process, and highlighting the benefits and opportunities BIM can give Landscape Architects.
The LI publishes regular newsletters on BIM, for the benefit of its members.
From time to time the LI issues Practice Notes, providing up to date information for landscape practices on BIM.
|BIM Implementation Plans
|BIM Execution Plans
|Software considerations when engaging with BIM
|Implications of BIM on PII
|General Practice Note on 'Software for BIM' projects|
Simon Odell CMLI
Head of Technical and Professional Services
020 7685 2659
The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet Office on 31 May 2011. It announced the Government's intention to require collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on all public sector construction projects by 2016.
Essentially the UK Government has embarked with industry on a four year programme for sector modernisation. Its key objective is a 20% reduction in capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment. Central to these ambitions is the adoption of information-rich Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies, process and collaborative behaviours that will unlock new more efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life-cycle.
CIC published their standard BIM Protocol on 1st March 2013 as well as these documents which are free to download: