UK Government-backed NBS BIM Toolkit released today

NBS BIM Toolkit homepage. Credit: NBS
NBS BIM Toolkit homepage. Credit: NBS

The wait is finally over. Well it will be at 4pm today.

Today marks the official launch of National Building Specification’s Digital BIM Toolkit, the free-to-use tool that “provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle”.

Billed as the “last piece of jigsaw in the Government’s Level 2 suite of documents”, the BIM Toolkit is an interface that allows all project teams to interact with one another and state what work they will carry out at various stages of a development. The online source guides project teams through their development from the strategy to in-use stages and provides a guideline to get the most out of Level 2 BIM.

The UK‘s BIM Task Group gave three project teams £50,000 each to develop the resource back in February of last year. The winning submission from NBS alongside their partners BDP, BIM Academy, Laing O’Rourke, Microsoft, Mott MacDonald and Newcastle University was announced in September 2014.

Today’s launch coincides with Director of Design & Innovation Dr. Stephen Hamil‘s presentation of the Toolkit at BIM Show Live 2015. Hamil will demonstrate the tool on the Main Stage with BIM Academy’s Steve Lockley and the BIM Task Group’s David Philp, which is to take place at 3pm this afternoon.

To get started with the toolkit once 4pm hits, click here to visit the official website. Keep a look out on BIMcrunch’s Twitter account for the latest information from #BSL2015.

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