Building information modelling (BIM)

Visualisation from BIM for Landscape (2016), p128

The Landscape Institute encourage competence in digital practice among our members.

In 2013, we began promoting and facilitating the uptake of building information modeling (BIM). Work in this area has included:

The LI’s support for BIM now forms part of a wider digital skills programme, led by the LI technical committee’s digital practice working group, and that group’s various workstreams.

The UK BIM Alliance

The LI is an affiliate of the UK BIM Alliance, a professional forum for institutions, trade associations, and other industry bodies that aims to make BIM adoption in the UK ‘business as usual’ – effecting a consistent and coordinated transformation and evolution across the built environment professions.


The LI’s digital practice working group (formerly BIM working group) comprises several workstreams, which are taking forward activity under the headings: promotion and engagement; technology; spatial data; PDTs; and digital arboriculture.

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Latest BIM and digital practice updates

Landscape Institute joins the UK BIM Alliance

The LI has announced a formal affiliation with the UK Building Information Modelling (BIM) Alliance, aligning itself with the institutions, associations, and organisations working together to coordinate the UK industry's approach to digital transformation

LI publishes new guidance on origins and project datum

TGN 01/2021 - Origins and Project Datum - is a best practice guide for sharing projects in the UK and Ireland when using BIM and CAD software

The (Automation) Matrix

‘No man is an Island’ is never truer than in creative projects. The world is moving towards inclusion and collaboration, not exclusion and privacy. Katerina Ollikainen, from the LI's Digital Practice Group, encourages members to be part of a more collaborative and inclusive profession.