This community has been estbalished to support the transition of the construction sector to a modern, digitally enabled industry.
In February 2014, Innovate UK launched its competition "Digitising the construction sector" which awarded up to £6M in funding to consortia to develop solutions to transform the sector to a more industrialised approach using digitally enabled processes to:
improve levels of collaboration and innovation within the sector leading to higher levels of performance.
This sought to stimulate the industry to:
devise novel processes, products or services that improve the efficiency of the delivery of construction projects
AND to specifically:
develop solutions which work with the BIM framework at Level 2 in readiness for the Governments mandate of it's use for centrally procured works in 2016.
10 projects comprising 38 companies were awarded funding of £5.6M and commenced in April 2015. They are expected to complete by the end of 2017.
The project subject matters and project leads are:
SaaS tool for Tier 2 - 4Projects
BIM enabled tendering - Balfour Beatty
Tag & track system - Skanska
Subsurface BIM data - Keynetix
Product ID system - RIBA Enterprises
BIM 4 Bridges - Laing O'Rourke
BIM 4 Custom Build - Stickyworld
BIM automated machines - HORIBA MIRA
Mobile BIM - Balfour Beatty
BIM FM - Welplan
The full or beta-free version of the Innovate UK supported < https://toolkit.thenbs.com/support > is now live, marking BIM Toolkit's readiness for project use. Users will see all the...