NBS and their project partners BDP, BIM Academy, Laing O’Rourke, Microsoft, Mott MacDonald and Newcastle University bested two other conglomerate teams to win the dPoW project following a £50,000 cash injection allowing them to comprise their proposal.
Six months later and the project has been released, meaning the UK Government’s BIM Level 2 suite of documents is now complete. To learn more on how the Toolkit actually works and what it allows you to do, click here.
Whilst BIM Show Live was dominated with positive chat relating to the BIM Toolkit from NBS themselves, are the industry users just as impressed?
What we said: “It is clear to see that the BIM Toolkit developed by NBS will be a fantastic tool to allow every to be on the same page. If everyone is working in a similar fashion, it will much easier to share results for other BIM adopters to learn from. Not to mention, with the upcoming online portal being so easy to use, the most stubborn of Generation X professionals will have no excuse not to give it a try.”
View positive and negative reactions from social media below.
— BIMLauncher (@bimlauncher) April 8, 2015
— Chris Deacon (@CPDeacon) April 10, 2015
— David Simpson (@dgsimpson74) April 10, 2015
— Lee Milligan (@LeeMilligan83) April 8, 2015
— Mohamad Kassem (@KassemMhm) April 9, 2015
— Olly Thomas (@OllyBIMT) April 8, 2015
— Rob Clark (@clarkrob) April 8, 2015
Level of information in #BIMtoolkit does not distinguish between Type & Component/Instance data. Also no Property Set information.
— Bond Bryan Digital (@bondbryanBIM) April 11, 2015
What side of the BIM Toolkit fence do you stand on? What do you think it does well? What improvements would you like to see be made in future revisions?