July 18, 2016

BIM for Landscape Guide aims to demystify process

News Article

A new publication has been launched which aims to provide practical advice to the construction industry and also demystify the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process.

The BIM for Landscape Guide, which is primarily aimed at landscape architecture practices, is designed to help both them and their construction clients with their decision making processes.

Mike Shilton, Chair of the Landscape Institute’s BIM Working Group, who launched the Guide on 30th June, explained: “The built environment is increasingly becoming part of the digital world, BIM will only speed that process up by increasingly modelling all data relating to the design, cost and sustainability of a project, from design through construction to operations.

“The UK is emerging as a world leader in BIM, where the key objective is a 20 per cent reduction in capital costs from the construction and operation of the built environment. BIM is heralding a new chapter in inter-disciplinary relationships, bringing the practice of simulation and prototyping for the first time into landscape architecture, saving money and leading to better informed designs. 

“BIM will help us move towards a construction industry that builds it right first time; improves its productivity and provides greater added value to the client and the landscape of the UK.

“This is a key moment with the revolution of a digitised built environment and the Landscape Institute has published ‘BIM for Landscape’ to de-mystify the process and provide practical advice to the industry to help them create a digitised future.”

Adam Davis is a Partner with Palmers who specialises in helping clients understand the ramifications of business information modelling. He commented: “BIM has rapidly seen an increased take-up within the sector. Clients understand the economic sense of mapping out a project before commencing construction and engineering work.

“Anyone operating within the construction sector needs to be up to speed with the latest BIM developments and what it will mean for their business in the future.”

“For information on how, BIM will impact on project delivery, insurance and disputes please contact Palmers specialist construction team.”