Building information modelling and its effect on computer aided manufacture in the UK construction industry
Building information modelling and its effect on computer aided manufacture in the UK construction industry.
By --Stephen Trench
To predict outcomes of current Government strategy in regard to the UK Construction industry. Building information Modelling (BIM) has the potential to radically change the way the industry works by forcing integration and collaborative practices in an industry that is fragmented and founded on Victorian concepts, in terms of separation of professions and trades set out in traditional construction contracts.
The main issues addressed in this dissertation are what effects this will have on the private sector and whether the perceived advantages will materialise in the public sector. It also considers whether the supply industries will respond by investing time and finance into adapting their tooling in such a way that it is synchronised with the BIM modelling produced by designers.
- Objective1: To determine whether or not the cost savings and uptake aspirations of BIM will materialise.
- Objective 2: To highlight the potential of increasing computer aided manufacturing (CAM) in the event of the role out of BIM.
- Objective 3: To explore what flexibility is offered to designers in the event of the expansion of BIM/CAM.
- Objective 4: To examine changes in methods of design procurement following the widespread implementation of BIM & CAM.
- Objective 5: To establish the criteria necessary for the successful implementation of BIM & CAM.
- That the announcement by the Cabinet office of The Government Construction Strategy report on 31 May 2011 which stated that, “collaborative 3D BIM with all project and asset information, documentation and data” being electronic (level 2), will be imposed on all Government projects by 2016.
- Major clients involved in development in the private sector will follow the public sector and impose level 2 BIM.
- Technological advancements in BIM & CAM software and scale of production in hardware and robotics, will lead to affordability and flexible within systems which are not currently available.
- CAM will be intrinsically linked to BIM.
- The Internet will continue to provide a platform for the dissemination of innovation and research.
Featured articles and news
A quick introductory article about preliminaries in construction.
Brandenburg Gate - an historic structure that went from symbolising German partition to European unity.
A discussion between construction key players and leading insurers on the future outlook for construction insurance.
New guide from BSRIA on building performance evaluation in domestic buildings.
Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners complete new trio of towers at Sydney Harbour.
With a new government consultation underway, ICE look at creating a smarter, more flexible energy system.
International Ethics Standards Coalition publishes first set of ethics principles for built environment professionals.
British Antarctic Survey announces research station is to relocate 23km due to growing crack in the ice shelf.
A great example of mimetic architecture with the Fish Building of India.
Could e-bikes be a solution to congested and polluted urban centres?
Government publishes details of £500bn investment pipeline in infrastructure, described as the 'most comprehensive ever'.