BIM 4 Housing is shaking up the housing industry by making it faster, easier and more cost-effective to build homes. By using innovative technology, BIM 4 Housing is streamlining the entire process from design to construction. This is good news for entrepreneurs who are looking to get into the housing market, as well as stakeholders who want to see more affordable housing options become available. So, what is BIM 4 Housing and how can it help you? Keep reading to find out!
BIM 4 Housing is a UK BIM initiative chaired by BIM veteran, George Stevenson, and director, Richard Freer. We are a non-profit body targeting the ‘Information’ element of BIM. The vision is to make all housing projects in the UK fully collaborative, from design through construction to asset management and operation. We aim to reduce waste and costs, improve quality and safety, and accelerate delivery. Our work focuses on four key areas: Strategy, Standards, Skills, and Solutions. We are driving change in the industry by championing best practices, developing new standards and promoting the use of innovative technologies. Our goal is to make BIM mandatory on all housing projects in the UK so that we can create a better-built environment for everyone.
We provide a meeting point for people passionate about making change happen. We all work on a voluntary basis, to help improve the industry and to influence its future direction. Our aim is to provide an environment where people can share ideas, knowledge, and experience, and to support each other in making positive change happen. We believe that by working together we can make a real difference. Our members come from all walks of life and from all over the world, but we all share a common passion for making positive change happen. If you share our vision, we invite you to join us. Together, we can make a difference.
The Workstreams, like Fire, Data Standardisation, MMC, Sustainability, Change Management or Digital O&M do the actual work, holding Round Table workshops and creating outputs – as we have done with Fire Safety. These outputs are presented back to the Working Groups for review and approval.
The Round Table publications can be accessed here – https://bim4housing-blackbox.com/ which is a new resource, where we hope to get people to share their experience and knowledge; reporting issues and solutions they think could lead to improvements – just as the airline industry has become much safer by sharing incidents.
The future of BIM 4 Housing is now in the hands of a steering group. This powerful collective will be responsible for determining how we move forward, and they’re made up of George Stevenson (chairman), Richard Freer (vice-chairman), as well leaders from each Working Group!
With the recent rise in hate crimes and other acts targeting members of different religions, ethnicities, or sexual orientations; we want our organization’s work to reach a wider audience. We’re not just trying help one country but instead will establish similar initiatives all over so that people can benefit from what has been learned here too!
The US and UK are two different countries with unique challenges, but we have found that our success comes from collaborating with others to learn about their perspectives.
For further information, please visit our website at: https://bim4housing.com/
George Stevenson on https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgestevenson/)