BIM: Information Overload! (Part 1)

When Bertram Gross, Professor of Political Science at Hunter College, coined the phrase ‘information overload’ in 1964, it’s pretty unlikely he was giving any thought to BIM.

However, his definition of the phenomena does still have some relevance for today’s construction industry.

Digital setting out: A workable solution for the UK?

What is Digital Setting out? Digital setting out technology means transferring BIM models electronically to the Job Site by using a Robotic Total Station and Tablet set up. This device is then used to locate your drawings specific location points such as hanger points, building works holes, equipment locations, lighting fixtures and pretty much anything that you can identify in the model.  

Is your business suffering from a skills shortage? Is your potential profitability being undermined?

In these challenging times, with tight margins, getting your estimate right is absolutely essential to your business.  Time pressures and a lack of skilled people can exacerbate the problem.

What do people mean by “BIM-to-Field”?

BIM-to-Field is the process of taking the accurate digital data in an information model and using it to inform accurate construction, operations or maintenance out on site.

Brexit and BIM

Whilst the tide ebb's and flows on whether to Remain or Brexit, the UK's private construction sector have seemingly heeded the expert advice that leaving would impact growth and jobs and create business uncertainty and therefore risk.

Construction in 2025 - What will change?

As a forward thinking and proactive business, Trimble is always looking for solutions that help the industry work more productively and effectively. Bringing together industry experts from all of its corporate divisions, Trimble is able to realise its vision of a seamless and cost-effective future for the construction sector.

Rage against the Machine

All too often, we hear the adage that BIM is 10% technology and 90% sociology but what does this really mean if so many construction industry stakeholders still remain sceptical about the benefits to them?



Handheld versus Tripod - which 3D scanner do you need?

With both handheld and tripod mounted scanners available, which type of scanner will provide you with the functionality you need in order to create 3D models of your MEP installations?

Why you can’t afford to be without Amtech ProDesign

Whatever the size of your business, counting the cost of challenges faced on site can leave you out of pocket and clients feeling short changed. With this in mind, the team behind the software explain why it’s time to ask yourself: “Can I afford not to use a product like Amtech ProDesign?”

A short poem about BIM

A short poem about BIM (which is not really short and could be read as a metaphor for anything you like really (as long as it’s not unseemly)).

Unique challenges facing the MEP sector over BIM implementation

When it comes to BIM implementation, the MEP sector faces a series of unique challenges.

Concurrency is Crucial to Beneficial BIM

Having recently published volume one of its BIM Digest, an eBook offering a comprehensive guide to Building Information Modelling through the views, opinions and observations of leading market professionals, Trimble company, Amtech, is pleased to promote and encourage BIM adoption across the MEP sector and beyond.

If you want to get ahead get a hierarchical hat!

To the uninitiated, a hard hat is simply a safety measure essential to ensuring the welfare of all those working on, or visiting, a construction site.

However, scrape beneath the surface and there’s a complex colour-coded significance to what different personnel are permitted to wear on their heads.

Do you know who should be wearing which colour hard-hat?

Don’t get their goat! Build happy long-term client relationships with Service Manager

It’s the middle of a cold, wet, autumnal afternoon. A woman sits disconsolately at her desk watching the rain stream relentlessly against the window pane. Heavy-hearted and sighing inwardly she silently wills the phone to ring as she waits impatiently for a gentleman caller who is long overdue.