Steel industry website updated with BIM section
The BCSA’s www.steelconstruction.org website has been updated with the addition of a comprehensive section on Building Modelling Information (BIM).
“Many people in the industry consider BIM to be just 3D modelling, whereas it is much more,” said BCSA Director of Engineering, Dr David Moore. “The new web pages give a thorough and practical explanation of BIM aimed at steelwork contractors and those companies that deal with steelwork contractors.”
On a typical BIM construction project there are a number of key information transfer requirements at a variety of different stages in the construction process.
The web pages provide an outline of the information relevant to steelwork contractors at each stage of a BIM project.
“The BCSA reviewed the main BIM inputs and outputs required at each stage of the process and developed a series of examples and supporting information to help members understand the BIM process, complete the various BIM questionnaires and help define the information that the steelwork contractor is required to provide,” added Dr Moore.
To supplement the new web pages the BCSA has issued a glossary of BIM relevant terms.