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Developing Leadership Skills for Youth With A Mission

Pictured: Group of students from Youth With A Mission Julian Bullen worked with to develop leadership skills Julian Bullen, Project Director for Clarkson Alliance, took his leadership skills to Albania to train staff and students on behalf of Youth With A Mission...

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BIM: Detail how BIM changes project processes

Clients who haven’t used BIM will naturally be wary of using a new process.  Provide certainty by detailing what will be different to help alleviate concerns. View our latest BIM lesson gained from our Innovate UK funded research project into...

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BIM: Client support makes a big difference

It is great to have a team engaged in delivering a project using BIM.  One of the biggest factors to BIM’s success is if the client also supports its use. Catch up with our latest lesson learned using BIM on a research project funded by Innovate...

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BIM: 3D can be used to create 2D designs

Although 2D designs are still required in traditional tendering, it is worth noting that 2D designs can be created using 3D. Catch up with the latest lessons learned from our BIM research project funded by Innovate...

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BIM: More pre-authored BIM objects are needed for housing

One of the benefits of BIM is the speed in which design can occur using pre-authored BIM objects.  For housing, manufacturers still have some way to go before designers can use BIM to its full advantage. View our latest BIM lesson learned from our Innovate UK funded...

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BIM: Object libraries enable faster design

Object libraries in BIM software speed up design by enabling designers to select a ready-designed object from the program’s library for use when they design a project.  Utilising BIM libraries during design increases efficiency. Catch up with our latest lesson learned...

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BIM: Ongoing BIM training pays dividends

From our research project, we found that ongoing training by the BIM software provider is beneficial to project teams rather than isolated sessions. View our latest learned gained from our Innovate UK BIM research project on a 12 unit housing project in...

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BIM: Involve IT in the buying decision

Starting off on the right footing on a project makes a good first impression to your clients, stakeholders and project team.  Get off to the right start at the beginning of your BIM journey by including your IT team in discussions when selecting BIM software. View our...

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BIM: Set expectations for BIM with clients

For the use of BIM to be considered a success on a project, there should be a clear understanding from the outset of the specific benefits the client and stakeholders can expect from its utilisation. Catch up with the latest lesson learned from our Innovate UK...

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BIM: Get to know your BIM software

BIM software is flexible but you may come up against limitations when designing. Getting to know your software well will assist you when trying to problem solve. View the latest BIM lesson learned from our Innovate UK research project on a housing project in...

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BIM: Consider using one design software tool throughout

It can be tempting to use a simpler tool than BIM software when designing in the early stages. Weigh up the long term benefits of using one tool throughout before committing. View our latest BIM lesson learned gained from our housing project for Worthing Homes, funded...

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BIM: Establish a volume strategy early

BIM models are divided into volumes. Each volume is a 3D piece of the model. Every volume is owned by a designer so they need to work together for the BIM model to function seamlessly. Catch up with our latest learned from our BIM research project funded by Innovate...

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BIM: Regularly check the BIM model’s data

The project team must trust the data in the BIM model. It is also important to be able to demonstrate the model’s accuracy to sceptics as well. Testing the model data is therefore essential to buy-in. View our latest Innovate UK funded lesson learned from our BIM...

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BIM: Outlook and the Common Data Environment

The benefits of a common data environment is that all communications are stored in a central location. In theory. The use of email programmes can interrupt this process. Each week until mid-May we are publishing 50 lessons learned from our Innovate UK BIM research...

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