BIM: Look for BIM expertise in the right areas

BIM: Look for BIM expertise in the right areas

Looking for the right experience in a BIM Coordinator is important to get the best out of your project. An organisation may have experience of BIM but drill down into what kind of experience they have and if it is comparable for what you need them to achieve. View our latest lessons learned from our housing project part funded by Innovate UK. We’ll be back with our 10th lesson learned on Tuesday 5th January. We wish you a restful Christmas break and Happy New...
BIM: Allow time to develop your Execution Plan

BIM: Allow time to develop your Execution Plan

The BIM Execution Plan – how your team plans to use BIM – is the backbone of your project. Don’t rush this stage. Allow adequate time for planning. View our latest BIM Lessons Learned.   These lessons were gained from our Innovate UK research project for Worthing...
BIM: Appreciate the good, don’t just communicate the bad

BIM: Appreciate the good, don’t just communicate the bad

When things go smoothly on a project, we don’t always feel the need to tell a team member they’ve done a good job. Yet when there is an issue, the problem gets communicated straightaway. If the only times we are communicating with the team is to tell them when there is a difficulty, it reduces the likelihood for collaboration as most dialogue has negative connotations. Your team is less likely to want to cooperate if the only time you speak to them is to reprimand them. Follow our latest lesson learned using BIM on an Innovate UK housing...
BIM: Stronger Leadership is essential for BIM implementation

BIM: Stronger Leadership is essential for BIM implementation

Change is hard because the more you do something, the more ingrained it becomes. The more you practice, the more effortlessly it is. When implementing a big change, strong leadership to keep the change on track is needed. Sometimes it is not the case that others are actively resisting the new change but when they are against a deadline they will naturally gravitate towards what they are familiar with. Catch up with our the latest lesson learned from our housing project part-funded by Innovate UK which utilised BIM for...
RICS Event: Mitigating project risk through formal and collaborative approaches

RICS Event: Mitigating project risk through formal and collaborative approaches

By identifying project risks and analysing the likelihood they will occur, project teams makes certain predictions about outcomes which need to be delivered within the constraints of time and cost.  A strong risk management approach to managing project assists successful project delivery. As part of their continuing CPD programme, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has organised an event on Mitigating project risk through formal and collaborative approaches on Tuesday 15th December at Double Tree Hotel in Manchester. Graham Clarkson, Managing Director of Clarkson Alliance, will be speaking again on the subject. Graham will explore the factors that strongly affect the perceived failure of projects, what differentiates the most successful projects and how to motivate a team to work collaboratively to deliver projects on time and budget. To register for the event, please email...