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CIBSE and Institution of Structural Engineers collaborate to make BIM accessible

CIBSE is pleased to announce that the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) is now an official supporter of BIMTalk. BIMTalk is the inter-institutional gateway to information about Building Information Modelling (BIM) for all those involved in the construction process, from early design to operation, maintenance and management.

The website provides information and links to sources of information about BIM for all those interested in this fast moving topic, drawing on the most current and relevant sources from the wide range of information that is available. It will draw on and signpost the latest information and guidance from the participating organisations, as well as the government BIM Task Group.  The initiative has been led by the CIBSE BIM Steering Group, and is also supported by BSRIA and the Landscape Institute.   

The BIM Steering Group is chaired by Paddy Conaghan, consultant at Hoare Lea, who said:

"For BIM to succeed, we will need cooperation across the entire built environment, so I am delighted that the Institution of Structural Engineers is supporting this initiative. This project is an example of the kind of collaboration which BIM is bringing to the construction industry."

Martin Powell, Chief Executive of The Institution of Structural Engineers, said:

"The Institution is pleased to support the BIMTalk initiative. It is implicit that BIM requires close collaboration between professional groupings to be effective and we are therefore very keen that our members have access to the widest possible information to help them make informed decisions. BIMtalk is an important addition to that effort."

George Adams, President of CIBSE commented:

"Since the founding aim of BIMTalk was to create a pan-industry resource, we hope that other construction institutions will also join the supporters to make it the ‘default' source of BIM information for all players. I would encourage anyone interested in BIM to look at the site, and to tell us what you think of it."