Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 3: Government

Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 3: Government

In the third guest blog in their series on Building Information Modelling (BIM), Kingspan Insulation explain the role of the government in establishing the process and format of information. So far in our blog series about Building Information Modelling, we’ve discussed the basics of what BIM is and looked at why you should be using it. In this post we look at how the Government has been involved in establishing and mandating this process as well as the type…

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Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 2: Why use BIM?

Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 2: Why use BIM?

In the second guest blog in their series on Building Information Modelling (BIM), Kingspan Insulation explain the potential benefits for businesses adopting it. In this second post in our series of blogs about Building Information Modelling (BIM) we will be discussing why we need to embrace the use of BIM within the industry, and the benefits we will see from it once it is in place. These benefits will be seen not only over the design and…

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Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 1: What is BIM?

Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 1: What is BIM?

In this guest blog, Kingspan Insulation explore Building Information Modelling (BIM) and explain why it is such an important topic.  In its most basic form BIM (or Building Information Modelling) is a way of managing all the information required in a building project. It is an expanding, and increasingly important topic which depends upon a large amount of technical information and building data. In this series of blog posts, over the next few weeks, we…

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How Part L Is Putting Fabric First

How Part L Is Putting Fabric First

You may have seen many mentions of Part L over the last few years, often in relation to the UK’s goal of having zero carbon buildings by 2016. Part L is closely tied to the Code for Sustainable Homes which many contractors have undoubtedly come across in their professional lives. The Code has had a significant impact on Part L; most notably through its influence on an industry-wide agreement that buildings need to save energy…

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