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What do Modern Methods of Construction look like in 2019?

The National Audit Office describes Modern Methods of Construction, or MMC, as a ‘process to produce more, better quality homes in less time’.

The need for this came after the Second World War when there was a desperate need for a rapid expansion of housing. But unfortunately, a lack of forward planning and a focus on quantity over quality resulted in a series of publicised failures. A famous example includes the Emergency Factory Made Programme which promised 200,000 ‘new technology’ homes but only managed to deliver 153,000 temporary pre-fabricated homes.… Read More

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Construction Handover Checklist

The handover stage of a project can often be problematic, with the client’s expectations often not being met either due to lack of communication, lack of organisation or a combination of the two.

For a successful handover to happen, it’s essential that the client and facility managers outline their preferences and expectations of the information they want to receive at the very start of the project.

To help both contractors and clients understand what makes a successful handover, we’ve put together this Construction Handover Checklist. To jump ahead, click hereRead More

How will Technology Impact the Construction Industry?

The construction industry has long been criticised for its reluctancy to change and adopt new technologies.

Projects are rarely delivered on time and rarely stick to budget, giving the industry more than a bad name. As a result of the longstanding problems, the industry has seen a shrinking work force with bleak prospects.

In Mark Farmer’s Modernise or Die, he describes the situation as ‘more than alarming’ and says that the need for change is essential.

But who wants to make the first move?

We’re not talking about a … Read More

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Why Contractors are Crucial to the Adoption of BIM in the Transport Sector

Whilst BIM has its roots in architecture, the principles can be applied to anything that’s designed and built. From roads to railways, BIM transforms the ways of working and ultimately, the output.

As with any BIM building project, it’s essential that the entire supply chain is involved from the initial design stages. But there is an emphasis on the construction industry being the biggest enabler to this change.

REBIM®’s recent handover project with TfGM demonstrated how crucial the correct project phase data from the contractors is for a smooth, successful … Read More

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BIM Dictionary and Acronyms Explained

If you’re already finding BIM a little bit confusing, the number of acronyms that crop up in almost every sentence probably isn’t helping.

To help you understand what exactly we’re talking about here on the REBIM® blog, we’ve created a BIM dictionary with the most common terms and acronyms you’ll see again and again.

Why not bookmark this page so it’s easy to refer back to?


BIM – Building Information Modelling

First things first, BIM. BIM stands for “building information modelling” and refers to the process of creating … Read More

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REBIM® & TfGM Case Study : BIM to Operations & Maintenance Environment

This BIM case study will look at how Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) took on their first 3D BIM project handover with REBIM®. As well as facilitating a successful handover, REBIM® also equipped TfGM with the longer-term benefits of understanding the value of data and a robust asset information model.

Matthew Hack, Asset Manager Metrolink (formerly) at TfGM writes:

“The take up of BIM within the construction community is gathering pace and there are many examples across industry where integration of asset information within the 3D model

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What is BIM & What does BIM mean for Contractors?

Since the government BIM Level 2 mandate came into effect in 2016, you’ve probably not stopped hearing about it.

But what actually is BIM?

In this blog post we hope to define BIM and what it means for those in the construction industry.

1. What is BIM?
2. The levels of BIM explained
3. BIM Level 2 Government mandate 2016
4. Is the construction industry ready to adopt BIM?
5. What to expect as a contractor using BIM?
6. BIM Level 2 for SMEs
7. How to implement BIM Level Read More

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