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RIBA-owned NBS wins £1million contract to develop BIM toolkit

NBS, which is part of RIBA Enterprises, has been awarded the contract to develop a new toolkit for Building Information Modelling (BIM)

3D model of Zaha Hadid’s City of Dreams Hotel, Macau, China

Use of 3D printing up 400 per cent over past year, says leading modeller

The leading 3D printing specialist working with UK architects has seen its workload rocket by 400 per cent in the past year, it has revealed

Richard Saxon

Architects need BIM to catch up with Fosters on global stage

Richard Saxon has said UK architects need to catch up with Foster and Partners whose overseas fee income makes up half of all the nation’s international turnover

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BIM ensures complex Leeds Arena façade is built without delays

The fan-shaped design of the Leeds Arena presented technical challenges to the construction team, which used BIM to help overcome difficulties


BCO conference: Occupiers missing out on BIM cost savings

Research by HOK and the BCO has uncovered that occupiers of offices are missing out on the potential savings offered by BIM

North East BIM Hub

Regional BIM Hub joins forces with local businesses

The North East Regional BIM Hub has been working to help local businesses adapt to BIM


Middlesex uni launches BIM course

Middlesex University has launched a postgrad course on BIM management

RIBA. 66 Portland Place, London

RIBA Enterprises and Aecom scrap NBS venture

The alliance between RIBA Enterprises and Aecom has been scrapped


Sefaira analyses energy consumption of Bluewater shopping centre

Work has begun to reduce the shopping centre’s £1.4million annual energy bill


The AJ’s top 10 iPad and iPhone apps for architects

From The AJ’s own iPad app to online portfolios and sketching tools there are many apps out there for architects

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Top model

If you haven’t already done so, implementing BIM technology will be crucial to retaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Will Nicol of Autodesk explores why it is important to make the move sooner rather than later

CAD - The greatest advance in construction history

After months of nominations from top industry figures and voting in our online poll, CAD has been named the greatest advance in construction

Vectorworks BIM CPD

CPD: ARBOLEDA - an Open BIM project

Modo Forma’s apartment development in Santo Domingo benefited from the clear workflows and building analysis of Vectorworks Architect software

Stephen Hodder

Incoming RIBA president backs pay-as-you-go BIM

RIBA president in waiting Stephen Hodder has mooted the idea of pay-as-you-go building information modelling technology – as the row over software prices intensified


Best practice: First steps with BIM

Training is just the first potential pitfall on the road to BIM nirvana, says Ashley Smith


Green CAD software in AJ Specification

Technical editor Felix Mara investigates CAD as a green design tool

Ideal Standard bottle-thinker

Green BIM at Ecobuild

Guest blogger Margaret Reynolds reports

Manchester library - Ryder Architects - modelled in Revit BIM

Construction professionals using BIM up 18pc since 2010

The number of construction professionals using BIM has more than doubled in two years, reports AJ’s sister title Construction News

Legalese: The problem with BIM

Copyright and liability must be tackled before BIM can reach its full potential, writes Mark Klimt

Paul Morrell, chief construction adviser

Morrell: BIM to be mandatory for all £5m+ public buildings

Government construction tsar Paul Morrell has threatened to make BIM software mandatory for all public buildings worth more than £5 million, instead of £50 million as previously mooted

Building Regulations news

Timber framed construction

Safety first when designing timber-framed construction projects

The HSE’s new policy on timber frame construction places responsibility for fire safety within the design phase, warns Geoff Wilkinson


CPD: Zinc Building Envelopes

This CPD is sponsored by VMZINC. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge about the use of zinc products in the construction process. This CPD explores the science behind the products and the benefits of using zinc.

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