The Landscape Institute has launched a section on its website devoted to Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Visualisation of how BIM can be used to create a site model. Image: Arup Associates
Visualisation of how BIM can be used to create a site model. Image: Arup Associates

The new section has been created in order to help the profession prepare for the implementation of BIM by 2016. It provides an introduction to BIM and advises on how our practices can adapt to BIM working processes should they choose to do so.

The LI website will be frequently updated and added to as BIM and landscape architecture progress together. The pages can be accessed at the BIM project website.

The LI will also be holding regional BIM seminars over the next couple of months, details of which will be available on the website soon.

In conjunction with the industry, the UK Government has embarked on a four-year modernisation programme, aimed at reducing capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20 per cent. Central to these ambitions is the adoption of information rich Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies, process and collaborative behaviours that will unlock more efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life-cycle.

CIC takes action on BIM
The Construction Industry Council is in the process of establishing BIM regional hubs in partnership with the Government’s BIM Task Group.

Eleven regional BIM hubs will be launched in autumn 2012 and regional BIM champions will be identified in each nation and region to disseminate the programme at a local level.

CIC chief executive Graham Watts said: “The BIM hubs will be the essential conduit for disseminating consistent and reliable information about implementing the Government’s BIM delivery strategy through to the nations and regions and filtering views from around the country – from SMEs, universities, the local branches of institutions etc – into the development of that strategy.”

For more informtion on the impact BIM is likley to have on the profession.

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