BIM Mandate Countdown

Terry Stocks of BIM Task Group recently announced new details on the implementation of the government BIM mandate at the 2015 ICE BIM conference. Of particular importance, a new “stretch target” will require government departments to electronically validate BIM data from suppliers by October 2016. Additionally, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated to BIM+ that there are likely to be further announcements on the mandate, subject to confirmation with the new Construction Leadership Council.

Stocks clarified that all centrally funded government departments will have to provide “clear and complete Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) with all contracts” by 4 April 2016.
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Countdown Video Series

As you surely know by now, 2016 is the year that the Government-driven Level 2 BIM Mandate comes into effect. Remember, unless you can deliver BIM, you won’t be able to work on publicly-funded construction projects beginning in April. This video series provides all the information you need to ensure you're prepared to achieve the minimum standard for BIM Level 2.

Introduction to the Series

We recognise the industry is making great headway to achieving this minimum standard, but we also know that not everybody is as far on as they should be or as far on the journey to BIM Level 2 as they believe they are. Learn more about this informative video series.

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Introduction to the Series

Introduction to Ben Wallbank

With over 28 years’ experience in the construction Industry, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to Viewpoint where he works as BIM Strategy Manager. Ben has advised contractors’ consultants and client bodies on management, organisation, workflow, and business process associated with BIM deployment. Ben is a much sought after lecturer and tutor of BIM in the UK, Europe, China, and Brazil, and has published papers through RIBA Journal, Architecture Ireland, and Building Design. Learn more about Ben in this introductory video.

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Introduction to Ben Wallbank

Video 1 – 2016, The Year of the BIM Mandate

In May 2011, the Government’s construction strategy announced an ambitious set of measures aimed at transforming the construction industry. In the years since then, the Government have produced a raft of documents and standards to help the industry with the transformation — but the main things they have been doing is looking inward to the major Government commissioning departments, making sure that they are ready to be a good BIM client.

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Video 1 – 2016, The Year of the BIM Mandate

Video 2 – What are the Level 2 Deliverables?

In this second episode of the Viewpoint video series on the BIM Mandate, we will look at the BIM Level 2 Deliverables. What exactly are they and how does your particular role dictate what you need to provide?

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Video 2 – What are the Level 2 Deliverables?

Video 3 – The Importance of Standards

In this third episode of the Viewpoint video series on the BIM Mandate, Ben Wallbank addresses why adopting standards is the key to successful BIM adoption.

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Video 3 – The Importance of Standards

Video 4 – An Introduction to BIM and Contracts

In this fourth video in our BIM series, Ben Wallbank explains that existing documentation from the CIC isn’t used as much as it could be despite it being a readily-available asset that helps when handling model ownership, intellectual property, and insurance liabilities.

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Video 4 – An Introduction to BIM and Contracts

Video 5 – An Introduction to International Standards

In this fifth video in our BIM series, Ben Wallbank explains what to do when you’re working abroad in regards to adopting BIM standards (or choosing a set of standards when there is more than one available).

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Video 5 – An Introduction to International Standards

Video 6 – UK Level 2 Standard

Ben Wallbank shares, in this sixth video in our BIM series, a look at the standards available in the UK and explains what each part is designed to do as you continue on your journey to achieving Level 2 BIM.

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Video 6 – UK Level 2 Standard

Video 7 – PAS1192 Process and Workflows within the Common Data Environment (CDE)

In this seventh video in our BIM series, Ben Wallbank explains the processes that must be followed according to PAS1192 about a common data environment, as well as how Viewpoint For Projects helps you accomplish them.

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Video 7 – PAS1192 Process and Workflows within the Common Data Environment (CDE)

Video 8 – BS1192 Naming Convention

Ben Wallbank examines, in this eight video in our BIM series, a critical part of becoming BIM compliant - the BS1192 naming convention.

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Video 8 – BS1192 Naming Convention

Video 9 – Why We Need COBie

In the ninth video in our BIM Series, Ben Wallbank explains why creating and managing structured sharable data is crucial for the construction industry to carry on competitively in the 21st Century.

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Video 9 – Why We Need COBie

Video 10 – What is COBie?

In the tenth video in our BIM Series, Ben Wallbank answers the questions, what is COBie?

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Video 10 – What is COBie?

Video 11 – COBie in the UK

In the eleventh video in our BIM Series, Ben Wallbank takes a closer look at how COBie works in the UK.

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Video 11 – COBie in the UK