BIM Initiative of the Year
The UK Government mandate for BIM Level 2 deadline is fast approaching and as a Technology company in the sustainable building analysis arena IES felt it was essential to educate and engage the industry on the important role performance analysis has to play in the BIM process. The concept of creating and capturing information during design for use in operation is key to achieving Low Zero Carbon buildings. IES started an educational campaign named ‘BIM4Analysis’ to engage with the industry and bring performance metrics front and centre to the BIM movement which is what the Government strategy is aimed at. They developed a practical and informative campaign which kicked off in January 2015 with an online educational session whereby, alongside customers leading the way in this space, they looked closely at the BIM enabled analysis workflow and the benefits it can offer projects using real case study examples. From there IES created informative online and print content which they disseminated to the industry at exhibitions such as Ecobuild, and through respected publications such as CIBSE Journal, Construction Manager and MBS. IES also gave talks at high profile events such as Build4Quality, Digital Construction Week and sponsored BIM Prospects 2015.