Tuesday, 22 April 2014

NBS at BIM Show Live 2014 - Preview

NBS will be at BIM Show Live on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th April at stand GS10.

In addition to one-to-one demonstrations of NBS Create, NBS Building and NBS National BIM Library at our stand, we are also involved in three presentation sessions on day one.

Wednesday 23rd April

1300-1330 - Launch of National BIM Report 2014 (Main Auditorium)
Now in its 4th year - the most established report into BIM attitudes and adoption will be presented and launched at the lunchtime session in the main auditorium. We've published some of the headline findings in advance and received some excellent coverage in the media - but it will be at BIM Show Live where you can get your hands on the first copies.
  • Awareness of BIM is now nearly universal. The majority of practices have now adopted BIM.
  • If intentions become reality, some degree of BIM use within practice will become the norm.
  • Awareness of the levels of BIM, as defined by the UK Government has grown from 51% in 2012 to 73% in 2013.
  • 45% of those using BIM are now using IFC on projects
Building Magazine's illustration summarising the findings
The 2014 report - so hot off the press it isn't getting picked up from the printers until tomorrow morning
We also have some fantastic expert articles in the report again this year including contributions from Arup, Turner+Townsend, HOK, Balfour Beatty, ALUK, Celotex, Ibstock, Kalzip, SMET, Triton, Poulter, Metz, Jonathan Reeves, Eurobuild, JHD, Axis, Niven and Constructive Thinking.

Download the NBS National BIM Report from our website:

1345-1445 - BIM knowledge for manufacturers (Stage 03)
Ian Chapman, Director of National BIM Library will join representatives from other object libraries for an hour long special on BIM for manufacturers.

The National BIM Library has gone from strength to strength and now has thousands and thousands of objects.

It has generic objects for architecture, landscape and service engineering. It also has generic objects from the trade organisation SPRA.

Standard generic objects
There are also now objects from over 50 manufacturers.
Quickly filter the objects to find the item you require
If you are a manufacturer interested in getting your products on the National BIM Library please see:

If you are a BIM user who'd love to see objects from a certain manufacturer - please direct them to the web address above.

1550-1605 - Specifications and BIM (Tech Stage)
I'll be doing a live demonstration of the NBS BIM Ecosystem on the Tech Stage at 1550. It'll be great to see any folk who visit my blog there.

A couple of teaser screenshots from the latest NBS plug-in that helps coordinate information in the model with the information in the specification below...
Enhanced specification viewer
The all new material picker for layered objects
In addition to the main presentations - there will be a chance to meet and chat with many NBS staff including Drew Wiggett who heads up the BIM manufacturer content team at NBS and also Stefan Mordue the co-author of the recently published BIM for Construction Health and Safety.

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