The United Kingdom‘s Regional BIM Hubs are no more… but don’t worry, the groups are still very much in existence under a new moniker.
BIM Regions is the official new name that the former Hubs will go by, a move described in an official press release as reflecting “our desire to move forward in building the regional network with a refreshed vision and purpose”. There was perhaps a small legal issue also that may have had something to do with it.
The BIM Regions are working groups dedicated to raising awareness and promoting education for Building Information Modelling across the UK. The Republic of Ireland also recently joined the fold with the creation of three groups.
Each regional team host a variety of events to spread word on the benefits of BIM, with experienced professionals dedicating their free time to ensure that their hard work and knowledge can be passed to future generations.
Despite being set up by the Construction Industry Council and BIM Task Group, each BIM Region receives no funding from government, central or the BIM Task Group at this time. Each group works tirelessly to inspire their community, and if you want to get involved and help out, each Region accepts newcomers with open arms.
“Further details on our plans for the future as BIM Regions and Regional BIM Champs” is promised for the near future also, information that should be revealed at Digital Construction Week‘s BIM4 Communities Village.
Read the complete press release below.
As of today the BIM Regional Hubs are to be re-branded and re-launched as the BIM Regions.
This change is to reflect our desire to move forward in building the regional network with a refreshed vision and purpose.
Whilst UK BIM Level 2 has been on the industry agenda for some time, there is still a huge amount of work to do. Raising BIM awareness and promoting education across all sectors and all stakeholders. This is to enable everyone to work effectively using digital information and tools, in the design, manufacture, construction and operation of built assets.
Coming up during our collaboration with Digital Construction Week in October, we will share further details on our plans for
the future as BIM Regions and Regional BIM Champs.
As part of our refreshed strategy we are actively reaching out across industry to engage with partners and collaborators to help drive the BIM agenda forward. We recognise that the BIM4Communities groups are a key element in this and we will be working more closely with them over the coming months.
In conclusion, our vision is for a digitally enabled world-class AECO industry that takes a leading place in the global information economy. If you share this vision and want to work with us then just get in touch.