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  • BIM update: July | Competitive Advantage
    provides a Global perspectives on BIM and its uptake The BIM4sme taskgroup have launched their new website http www bim4sme org and here is a wealth of video resource for BIM A feature in Building Magazine covers a debate between BIM experts on Where next for BIM Something the newly launched BIM4M2 survey hopes to reveal The survey designed by Competitive Advantage seeks to gather information from manufacturers on the issues barriers they are facing in adopting BIM If you are a manufacturer please take time to complete the survey For all things BIM take a look at the BIM Task Group newsletter Finally Tom Bilbe recently asked us Do you have any advice for a manufacturer that is starting on their BIM journey and how they would participate in task group forums A good starting point is our recent blog BIM for manufacturers are they terrified this references some useful reading material including the CPA BIM for the Terrified We have also conducted research into the Adoption of BIM As for participating in task group forums LinkedIn is a great place to start here is the BIM4M2 LinkedIn Group If you want to contribute to the journey going forward then email chair bim4m2 co uk Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub BIM Building Information Modelling Building Product Manufacturers Post navigation Previous Next Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Learn more about Building Information Modelling Communicating with the industry Construction market activity Effective specification strategies Marketing in construction Sustainability Understanding the construction industry Understanding your customer n

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  • BIM update: June | Competitive Advantage
    NBS newsletter provides a good overview of how manufacturers are participating and taking on board BIM The BIM4SME group have announced ambitious plans to extend its membership and help the implementation of BIM with e learning via their website The BIM for Manufacturers and Manufacturing BIM4M2 group is holding a half day conference on the issues of BIM libraries and product information for product manufacturers The event is on the 15 July Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub BIM Building Information Modelling Post navigation Previous Next 2 thoughts on BIM update June Tom says July 10 2014 at 2 22 pm Hi Helen Do you have any advice for a manufacturer that is starting on their BIM journey and how they would participate in task group forums Maybe even if they are relevant at this stage of our development Thanks in advance Reply Helen says July 15 2014 at 11 49 am A good starting point is our recent blog BIM for manufacturers are they terrified http www cadvantage co uk bim for manufacturers are they terrified This references some useful reading material including the CPA BIM for the Terrified http www constructionproducts org uk publications industry affairs display view bim for the terrified We have also conducted research into the Adoption of BIM http cadvantage knowledge co uk product category 8803218 id 28854052 As for participating in task group forums LinkedIn is a great place to start here is the BIM4M2 LinkedIn Group https www linkedin com company bim4m2 Finally if you want to contribute to the journey going forward then email chair bim4m2 co uk I hope this helps If you want any further advice please contact us Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email

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  • BIM Update: May | Competitive Advantage
    intensity A recent blog from CONSTRUCT UK presents what architects expect from manufacturers of building products to become BIM ready SpecifiedBY have developed a BIM Dictionary Sustme together with CIBSE have published a ranking of the top 500 influencers active on Twitter in BIM CIBSE BRE and the NBS have all been successful in the initial stages of the competition a digital tool for building information modelling These entries detail some interesting initiatives which will impact on how the building product manufacturer approaches BIM The NBS has issued a review of BIM Show Live 2014 They have also recently published two interesting publications The NBS National BIM Report 2014 and The NBS Specification Survey 2013 Both provide useful insights into how the specification processes are changing factors which will be reflected in my training modules and a topic I cover in my blog Are you getting the most from your specification activity On a similar note a RIBA Insight article looks at how Specifications are changing The NBS National BIM Report 2014 details the following key findings In the last year 54 have used BIM on at least one project 15 more than in 2012 93 of those who know about BIM believe they will be using it by 2016 A majority of active BIM users have reached level 2 BIM Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub Post navigation Previous Next Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Learn more about Building Information Modelling Communicating with the industry Construction market activity Effective specification strategies Marketing in construction Sustainability

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  • BIM Update: April | Competitive Advantage
    Update April Knowledge hub home BIM Update April Posted on April 9 2014 updated on April 9 2014 by Helen Leave a comment Tweet A new BIM Specification has been released this covers information management for the operational phase of assets And with the launch of BIM4M2 a BIM sub group for construction product manufacturers we look at the implications of BIM for manufacturers asking are they terrified Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub Post navigation Previous Next Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Learn more about Building Information Modelling Communicating with the industry Construction market activity Effective specification strategies Marketing in construction Sustainability Understanding the construction industry Understanding your customer n Select by type n Blog News Article Report eBook Youtube Video Book Review Slideshare Infographic Event Twitter Chat Construction Sales Marketing eNews Get the latest in Construction Sales Marketing news straight to your inbox once a month REGISTER NOW Construction reports eBooks webinars and course

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  • Building Information Modelling | Competitive Advantage | Page 4
    the adoption of BIM With this in mind the Construction Products Association are launching BIM4M2 a sub group for manufacturers on the 28 March for further Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub BIM Update February Posted on February 9 2014 updated on April 9 2014 by Helen Leave a comment The European Parliament recently voted for the adoption of new procurement rules which includes clauses designed to encourage all European countries to recommend the use of electronic tools including BIM on public works contracts A recent RIBA Insight briefing provides a number of useful BIM resources Further reading can be found on the Construction Industry Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub BIM Update January Posted on January 9 2014 updated on January 18 2016 by Helen Leave a comment Recent articles by the NBS provide a brief history of BIM and afterwards and BIM the movement not the acronym To support our recent research Adoption of BIM by Architects we have released an eBook Incorporating BIM into your Specification Sales Strategy my recent blog looks at what benefits BIM can bring and how the product manufacturer can Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub New eBook Incoporating BIM into your specification sales strategy Posted on November 24 2013 updated on April 9 2014 by Helen Leave a comment In the last 150 years there have only been a few innovations in construction which have significantly contributed to the efficiency of building construction Building Information Modelling BIM is one of these For manufacturers this is an opportunity to be secure specifications and keep them firm during the construction process To take advantage you need Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies New Research into the Adoption of BIM by Architects Posted on November 9 2013 updated on April 9 2014 by Helen Leave a comment Building Information Modelling is a hot topic with government and the construction industry shouting its benefits The problem for the manufacturer with hard pressed budgets is will I get a return on my investment Adoption of BIM has been researched and written to help answer that question and then make the right implementation choices Our 2013 Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub Potential influence of BIM on your market Posted on November 9 2013 updated on April 9 2014 by Helen Leave a comment At present BIM is used on only a small proportion of construction projects but by 2016 the value of work it is used for will be 14 times greater Already a significant proportion of architects who use BIM use it for all projects and this is predicted to more than treble by 2016 To justify Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub Building Information Modelling Marketing the Benefits Posted on November 5 2013 updated on April 15 2014 by Chris Ashworth 1 Comment BIM is the industry buzz word replacing sustainability in the most talked about league table This may seem like a design issue but

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  • Smart Companies Know How to Forecast | Competitive Advantage
    you need to understand how individual sections of the market will impact your business For example you might have more success with projects in retail than in education So although spending on education is expected to increase in the next couple of years a small rise in retail activity might have much more impact on your business Set a mark Forecasting is also important in providing a benchmark of your own performance As construction activity increases you might see a 3 per cent increase in your business Is this good or bad If the market has grown by just 2 per cent it is very good But if the market has increased by 5 per cent then you are losing share and missing opportunities Suddenly that 3 per cent increase does not look so good Firstly you need a reliable forecast which breaks the market down into sectors that are relevant to your business There are several for the construction sector These are developed by panels with good industry experience backed up by data on planned government expenditure stated intentions of the larger private companies and feedback from the market Self analysis Then you need to understand your own business For each sector what proportion of projects have a need for your services For each project what business value does it represent to you Combine all of this information and you can start to create a forecast for your own business a business that is much more specific than just overall market activity and will help you to plan your own resources It will identify the best opportunities for your business and allow you to develop a strategy to take advantage of the opportunities Then you can start to plan your resources to take advantages of the expected increase in

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  • How to market your sustainable building products – a lesson from those doing it right | Competitive Advantage
    and environment Martin Crow Head of Sustainability Hanson UK Improvement projects in all areas continuously reduce the embodied environmental impacts of Redland products so that they meet the needs of our customers and requirements of new building codes such as the Code for Sustainable Homes Sarah Orio Marketing Manager Monier Redland Ltd At Alumasc we started at our core by reviewing our manufacturing sites and with the achievement of the ISO 14001 accreditation this gave us a sustainability framework we could build on We then reviewed the products we already provided assessing whether they were viable both in terms of technical performance and equally in terms of the environment Chris Lister Technical and Commercial Manager Alumasc Review review and review again We measure our performance against demanding targets and report annually Our 2012 report shows how targets in key areas such as health and safety waste minimisation water reduction and biodiversity have all been exceeded We also continue to develop products that support sustainability throughout their lifecycle Martin Crow Head of Sustainability Hanson UK Sustainability should be an everyday practice Sustainability is no longer a nice to have accessory for Hanson it s an essential The benefits of operating sustainably are clear if we can save on energy and natural resources reduce waste and eliminate accidents our business will ultimately be more successful allowing us to provide quality products and service and at the same time invest for the future Martin Crow Head of Sustainability Hanson UK Sustainablity is now part of our everyday practices at Alumasc and it influences our judgement on all aspects of the products life cycle from material sourcing to in use to is there a healthy recycle market Achieving sustainable credentials is a constant work in progress We are continually looking to improve Chris Lister Technical and Commercial Manager Alumasc Be in it for the long haul and you will reap the rewards Monier Redland Limited has been at the forefront of raising environmental awareness in the construction sector for many years Redland won a Queen s Award for its pioneering Cambrian Slate during the 1980s for its high recycled waste content while in 1997 Redland became the first UK roof tile manufacturer to launch a roof integrated photovoltaic solar panel for generating zero carbon renewable electricity In addition to working with the Environment Agency to help protect and improve our environment Redland operates an environmental policy and management system across all its manufacturing sites covering energy efficiency waste minimisation water efficiency and pollution reduction Sarah Orio Marketing Manager Monier Redland Ltd More about the Product Manufacturers Thank you to Chris Lister of Alumasc Martin Crow of Hanson UK and Sarah Orio of Monier Redland for providing their thoughts on sustainability To find out more please feel free to visit their websites www alumasc exteriors co uk www hanson com uk http www monier co uk More about the research report Research for Designing with Sustainable Products was conducted during June 2012 The report has

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  • The Changing Dynamics of Product Specification – 3 influences not to ignore | Competitive Advantage
    specification sales helps you stay ahead Consider training to keep your sales team up to date Equally staying informed of customer needs is important with regular research helping you to develop a winning business strategy Sustainability Despite the problems of the recession indicators are that sustainability will remain high on the agenda of both government and major clients Sustainability is no longer a gimmick it is part and parcel of product credentials It is essential to demonstrate how your sustainable products meet government regulations and standards Think about Part L compliance BREEAM BES6001 and any other proven certification or test data And it is also important to think outside the box Think about other sustainable schemes you can participate in or indeed how you can provide the product credentials yourself in an easy to understand layout Sustainability should be at the heart of the business not an add on For inspiration why not read how to market your sustainable products a lesson from those doing it right In the residential sector the major influence will be the Green Deal The Green Deal is part of the Energy Act 2011 The policy framework was approved by Parliament on 27 June 2012 and it will come into force on 28 January 2013 The government predict that this initiative will create a workforce to fit energy efficiency measures of 100 000 people by 2017 Like every new initiative while it is seen as an opportunity by those who will take advantage of it those that ignore it will find it is a threat With the Green Deal new supply relationships will be established and you can be certain that over time these will evolve into the installation of more than just energy efficiency measures Further thoughts Our recent research Designing with Sustainable Products provides insight into what influences Architects in their selection of sustainable products when desigining non residential buildings Our Green Deal Update webpage advises of the latest developments The latest in government initiatives and regulations is covered every month in the Competitive Advantage eNewsletter Building Information Modelling BIM In the last 150 years there have only been a few innovations in construction which have significantly contributed to the efficiency of building construction The first of these arrived in the mid 1800s was what we now call the Traditional contract and it fundamentally changed the way projects were priced and built Another was in the 1960s when Design Build evolved combining the process of design and construction in response to the need to build large numbers of high rise flats Most recently we have seen the adoption of Building Information Modelling or BIM giving the potential to change the way the construction team shares information avoid component conflicts and reduce operating costs for the client Our industry is starting to slowly appreciate and recognise value and BIM provides the opportunity to escape from the downward spiral of lower costs and earn a reasonable margin For those manufacturers and specialist contractors who invest

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