BIM (Building Information Modelling)
In case you are unaware, RICS have recently update the Requirements and Competencies guide and also the Pathway guides for some pathways to include a NEW Optional Competency: BIM
BIM is the new’ish kid on the block and seems to be taking off in many different ways. When I talk to Architects I know they are jumping on the band wagon and making sure they are developing BIM into everything they do.
There are a number of systems available to deliver BIM and if you remember the old days of VHS v BETAMAX tapes then I have the same feeling and view about BIM at the moment. However, AUTODESK REVIT software is the name I keep hearing about and a small amount of research has offered up the following:
“Autodesk Revit is Building information modeling software for architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors. It allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements and access building information from the building models database. Revit is 4D BIM capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building’s lifecycle, from concept to construction and later demolition.” Source: Wikipedia
So, I am on a mission to keep my eyes and ears open for more information as I am sure it will be a final assessment hot topic across a range of pathways for the foreseeable future.
Information sources I have seen recently:
RICS Modus – May edition http://www.rics.org/modus
RICS Construction Journal, page 24: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/journals/construction-journal/construction-journal-june-july-2014/
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