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WSI Strategic Partnership Manager and ECS Undergraduate Students help put the UK as a leading nation in Building Information Modelling

Published: 17 November 2016

This pioneering work came about through the research of programme leader and Strategic Partnership Manager at the University’s Web Science Institute, Dr Sepi Chakaveh and has enabled Undergraduate students from Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton to play a part in the development of the UK as a leading nation in Building Information Modelling (BIM).


BIM is a 3D model-based process that equips the engineering, construction and architectural industries with the ability to plan, design and construct buildings more efficiently. It is a global digital construction technology that will soon be deployed in every country in the world, incorporating the digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of buildings and places. The UK’s Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills are running an internationally respected programme to embed the use of BIM across centrally procured public construction projects. They are implementing the long term programme to enable the adoption of BIM by individuals, businesses and government agencies who plan, design, construct, operate and maintain diverse physical infrastructures.



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