UK Government 25 Year Environment Plan is … disappointing.

The UK Governments 25 Year Environment Plan (A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment) released yesterday should, on the face of it be a very significant document. Leaks and pre-issue comments from Gove in particular, hinted at great things in respect to addressing plastic, aligning health benefits of nature with healthcare […]

Something Remarkable Happened at COP21 (update)

We now know the outcome from COP21 and the Paris Agreement on climate change.   The Paris Agreement will be highly significant for the built environment, signalling one of its most exciting and challenging eras, one of innovation and reward; The climate change and sustainability language is changing, from 2degC to 1.5degC based on science, rather than economic […]

RegenerativeBIM … moving the GreenBIM debate

Building Information Management offers huge benefits to Sustainability and to GreenBuild, but needs to move from GreenBIM to RestorativeBIM Bringing together the two most important themes of todays built environment, Sustainability and BIM, the ThinkBIM and Green Vision programmes at Leeds Beckett are setting the agenda for GreenBIM. However we need to guard against GreenBIM falling into […]

Green BIM – a thinkBIM round table summary

Green BIM is healthy, yet only just coming of age with a long way to go. Here is the outline and summary and the Green BIM round table I chaired at the brilliant ThinkBIM/Green Vision event in Leeds on 3rd Dec. More information, reports, blogs and videos from the event can be found through the ThinkBIM blog Introduction: […]

BIM: More than just an information model

Last month I was delighted to present and explore ‘BIM, Building Information Modelling’ with Yorkshire CIBSE members. I wanted to reinforce a few BIM issues, in particular that BIM is just not about buildings – but facilities BIM is about collaborating and continues the collaborative working journey started way back in Building Down Barriers, Rethinking Construction and […]

BIM Survey – More Contractors than Architects using #BIM

  A recent, still to be published survey shows some very interesting BIM usage stats:   The percentage of companies using BIM  is now 71%, which is a jump when comparing previous statistics, with 17% in 2007 and 49% in 2009. More contractors (74%) are using BIM than architects (70%) for the first time. 49% […]