Tools

Following an Innovate UK competition in 2013, two essential parts of the BIM Level 2 implementation plan were developed to sit alongside the BIM Level 2 documentation, enabling the industry to greatly improve the procurement process through the use of data and data verification.


Classification

Uniclass 2015 is a unified classification for the UK industry covering all construction sectors. It contains consistent tables classifying items of all scale from a facility such as a railway down through to products such as a CCTV camera in a railway station.

This new classification system was a key deliverable of the Innovate UK funded BIM Toolkit project. As part of this project, NBS worked with experts from across the industry to develop Uniclass 2015. This builds on previous versions and developments of Uniclass by CPI, but significantly extends the scope and responds to industry feedback to this previous work.

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Digital plans of work

A digital plan of work enables an employer to define the deliverables required at each stage of a construction project – from developing the strategy through to managing the asset. The content from the plan of work develops over as more information is known about the project. It should be made available to all participants on the project so that they know who must deliver what information and when.

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Learning Outcomes Framework

The BIM Learning Outcomes Framework (LOF) provides consistent information on BIM Level 2 to institutions, academia, training providers and private educators developing and delivering training courses to professionals in the sector. This aims to build capacity development in the industry.

The Learning Outcomes Framework was created by the UK BIM Academic Forum and the UK BIM Task Group in 2014.

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BIM Videos

Listen to some of the industry’s leading experts discussing why BIM is important and how it will impact organizations across the supply chain. These short videos answer the question “What does BIM mean for me?”

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The B1M

The B1M is a free video resource which aims to support the construction industry in its adoption of BIM. With original new content released each week, The B1M channel is available for those new to BIM, those currently adopting the processes or for those simply seeking inspiration.

To access this useful resource of ideas, case studies, talks and much more, visit The B1M website.