@thenbs Digital Plan of Work Introduction

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I attended the NBS Digital Plan of Works (DPoW) introduction session by Stephen Hamil as part of the South East BIM hub at Westminster University on the 18th March. This event was for the National Building Specification to introduce to the construction industry what has been described as the last link to describe BIM level 2.

Developed by our renowned NBS software developers, the finished BIM Toolkit will be accessible online, offering users a Digital Plan of Work tool and a new unified classification system, creating much-needed synergy in building projects.

This Toolkit will provide step-by-step support to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle, in preparation for the Government-mandated use of Level 2 BIM on all public sector projects by 2016.


Having attended this presentation, and not knowing too much about the DPoW beforehand, it was useful…

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Manifesto BIM Barcelona: 1st BIM Task Group in Spain

First BIM Task Group of Spain in Catalonia. When shall we see the same in the rest of Spanish Autonomous Communities? 2016 is very near and there is no actvity from the State Government in such matter

BIM Academy

From the Manifesto BIM Barcelona that BIM Academy has co-led with CAATEEB, now we start the BIM Working Group.

To this end the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council have decided to set up a BIM Working Group to help implement the culture, values, work methods and digital and electronic technologies needed to train industry, government, research centres, professional groups and academia. The BIM Working Group will take action on:
– What has already been built: the country’s property assets, their functional upgrading, and material and energy intervention
– What is to be built: the processes and requirements to understand, ask for, contract and carry out works in this new building cycle
– And the city: by understanding industrialised construction’s potential to create smart buildings that make up a city and generate a smart geographic area which can be managed efficiently and effectively.

Some of the more important implications:

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