Why Engineers and Architects Should Use 3D Building Models

Why are 2D drawings still so popular? To most architects, engineers and other professionals in and around the construction industry, the use of drawings is innate and fundamental. In any discussion about a potential idea or project, the first thing that we do is reach for pencil and paper to explain what we are thinking […]

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How is BIM Used in Construction?

Example of BIM being used in construction

What is BIM in construction? BIM (Building Information Modelling) in Construction is a process that is used to convey a wide variety of information to all those involved in the construction lifecycle. In the ideal case, this means using BIM in: Planning Design Construction Commissioning Operation Maintenance De-commissioning Demolition Although the creation of a 3D […]

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What Are The Differences Between BIM and CAD?

CAD diagram

CAD (Computer-aided design) has been used in the design industry for 30 years or more. It enables the fast production of drawings and the ability to revise designs or reproduce alternative proposals very quickly. CAD has proved to be an essential tool in communicating designs to stakeholders, but the advent of new technology has raised […]

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Benchmarq and Geosphere4D at BIM Regions Sussex Meeting

Yesterday we headed to the latest BIM Regions Sussex meetup at the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue to give a talk on implementing and working with BIM, alongside our surveying partner Geosphere4D. The event was put together by Brighton-based ZSTa Architects, who organise the BIM region Sussex branch and host a meetup every quarter. We’d […]

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BIM Regions Sussex Talk – Implementing and Working with BIM

Are you trying to find the best way to implement BIM into your work? Join us at the Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue on 25th October 2017, to find out how to successfully integrate BIM into your workflow at the latest BIM Regions Sussex meetup hosted by ZST Architects. Ian Anderson from Geosphere4D, joined by Phil […]

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Why it’s time to move to BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is no longer just for architects or builders. It’s changing the way structural engineers, detailers and fabricators are working together. These BIM pointers are put together by Autodesk. Reason 1 – Stay Relevant In The Industry If you don’t make the move to 3D BIM Modelling soon you are in danger […]

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BIM Level 2 Website is finally here!

The long awaited BIM Level 2 website was unveiled earlier this week to share information about how to prepare for the April 2016 BIM mandate. BIM is a collaborative way of working underpinned by digital technologies. These technologies allow for more efficient methods of designing, delivering and maintaining physical built assets throughout their entire life-cycle. […]

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5 Civil Engineering Projects to Keep an Eye Out For in the UK

Did you know Britain is great at engineering? Perhaps it comes as no surprise that in 2013 the engineering industry contributed to 25% of all UK turnover! To celebrate Britain’s success in the civil engineering sector we have come up with a list of our top five engineering projects to keep an eye out for […]

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How to prepare for the BIM 2016 mandate

In one years’ time anybody involved with a government construction project in the UK will be obliged to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the BIM 2016 mandate. At the moment the policy is only applicable to publicly procured projects, the policy is expected to run over to the private sector meaning BIM is likely […]

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