Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been gaining momentum recently in the UK construction industry, especially with impending government legislation that encourages the use of this process on their contracts.A lot of work in this area currently focuses on implementing BIM to a new build project. However up to half of all construction work involves retrofitting an existing structure. This is especially true in cities where a large amount of building stock in prime locations already exists, and it becomes more economic in terms of both cost and environmental factors to pursue this form of development.

The Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Department (CEGE) has seen the industrial consensus forming around BIM and felt it important to perform multi-disciplinary research in this field.

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