BIM Academy honoured at North East awards

BIM Academy has been recognised for “special innovation” in the Constructing Excellence North East Awards through its use of digital technologies in an international design competition.

BIM Academy has been recognised for “special innovation” in the Constructing Excellence North East Awards through its use of digital technologies in an international design competition.

Constructing Excellence, a forum enabling people from across the construction industry to share best practice, used their annual awards to highlight the significance of Build Qatar Live – a 48 hour competition to design and virtually build a Museum of Architecture, on a manmade island 120 metres off the coast of Doha.

BIM Academy, a collaboration between Northumbria University and Ryder Architecture established in 2010, used Building Information Modelling (BIM) through a cloud-based collaboration portal to secure their win, which judges described as having “international significance”.

BIM is a digital process involving the coordinated development of smart data about a building project throughout its entire lifecycle.

Peter Barker, managing director of BIM Academy, said: “We’re delighted to receive this accolade for our work in this area. We’ve shown how BIM can bring real value to the delivery of projects in the built environment and that this is as much about collaborative working as it is about technology.’’

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