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“How to engage in a BIM Project” LI/BALI Workshop 2016

BALI BIM Workshop, 7 October 2016

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A jointly-presented workshop on BIM for landscape takes place on 7 October 2016 at the BALI Headquarters in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.  CSD Director Tim Calnan will represent the Landscape Institute’s BIM Working Group at the seminar.  Tim, along with other LI BIM Group representatives, will present on data exchange between contractor and supplier.  Tim will also be on hand to discuss the implications of BIM on the landscape industry throughout the day.

Find out more about the workshop on the BALI website.

If you read one BIM book, make it BIM for Landscape

“An essential companion to the landscape professional at any stage of their BIM journey.”

bim for landscape book june 2016If you are involved in the built environment sector, either as a client, a contractor, manufacturer or supplier, you’ll have heard about BIM (Building Information Modelling) by now.

BIM is transforming the way we work, the way we design and the way we collaborate.  BIM has special implications for the world of landscape and that’s why we particularly herald the publication of a new book this Spring 2016: BIM for Landscape.

To celebrate the launch of BIM for Landscape, the Landscape Institute is hosting a seminar examining the content of the book and exploring the consequences for the landscape profession.  Speakers include expert representatives from the LI’s BIM Group, incuding Henry Fenby-Taylor, who authored the book and Alastair McCapra, Head of Public Relations at the LI, who established BIM as a significant area of work at the Institute.

Register for your free entry to the BIM for Landscape Launch Seminar on 30 June 2016

Henry Fenby-Taylor, researched and compiled the book on behalf of and with extensive involvement from the Landscape Institute.   The book, available from Amazon
for less than £40, looks in depth at the digital tools used in BIM projects, emphasising the information in Building Information Modelling, and the possibilities that data-rich models offer in landscape design, maintenance and management.

Billed on Amazon as “an essential companion to the landscape professional at any stage of their BIM journey”, the book will help landscape professionals understand what BIM could mean for them.  It will show BIM’s potential impact on collaboration, streamlining of information processes and the improved efficiency of delivering well-designed landscape projects right-first-time, on schedule and to budget.

Buy your copy from Amazon now


Engage and Embrace BIM for Landscape

BIM for Landscape Masterclass, Glasgow, October 2015 

BIM for Landscape Masterclass GlasgowIn the last of a series of BIM for Landsape masterclass events promoted by the Landscape Institute, Tim Calnan of CS Design Software engaged once again with the landscape profession seeking a
greater depth of knowledge in Building Information Modelling.

Providing an overview and the historical context of BIM, the course, which took place at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on October 26, 2015, took delegates through a step-by-step approach to BIM from a landscape perspective.  The delegates, landscape professionals from across the industry, gained knowledge on the underlying processes, protocols and standards that provide a constant backbone to BIM  – the so-called Pillars of BIM.  The ensuing Q&A sessions enabled a lively debate between delegates and the BIM BIM LI masterclassMasterclass leaders.

BIM for Landscape Masterclass GlasgowAn interactive session after lunch to ascertain where each delegate was in their BIM journey – Level 0, 1, 2, 3 or beyond – gave a great opportunity to share experiences and thrash out the nitty-gritty of BIM for landscape.

The final session, led by Tim Calnan of CS Design Software, focused on the project information model at handover and in use as an Asset Information Model.  Tim took the group’s focus to the future  and Level 3  – a Digital Built Britain http://digital-built-britain.com/.  This naturally led to the “How” of BIM and the software tools currently available and in development to assist in delivering BIM for landscape.   He also challenged the ongoing dependence on 2D CAD and spreadsheets with the advent of sophisticated web-integrated technologies such as CS ArtisanRV, landscape add-in for Revit©.

The overriding emphasis of the event was to maintain one main BIM focus – collaboration – not just with each link in the supply chain, but with software companies developing the most relevant solutions to achieve the ultimate BIM for landscape solutions.