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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

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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

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Regional BIM Hub joins forces with local businesses

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

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Middlesex uni launches BIM course

Middlesex University has launched a postgrad course on BIM management

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RIBA Enterprises and Aecom scrap NBS venture

The alliance between RIBA Enterprises and Aecom has been scrapped

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Sefaira analyses energy consumption of Bluewater shopping centre

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Best practice: First steps with BIM

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

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Green CAD software in AJ Specification

Technical editor Felix Mara investigates CAD as a green design tool

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Green BIM at Ecobuild

Guest blogger Margaret Reynolds reports

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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

BIM will keep architects linked in

To BIM or not to BIM is emphatically not the question, writes Christine Murray

Chief construction adviser to the Government Paul Morrell

BIM 'key to building procurement'

Building Information Modelling (BIM) will become a key part in the procurement of public buildings, according to the chief construction adviser to the Government

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Rafi Segal backs RIBA's controversial motion

Israeli architect Rafi Segal has backed RIBA’s decision to call for the suspension of Israeli architects from the International Union of Architects (UIA)

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Council installs 'eyesore' ramp at family home

A family has been left ‘horrified’ by a council’s decision to install a ten-level, £40,000 metal ramp in their front garden

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