The B1M Mail is the world’s only Building Information Modelling newspaper and reaches the demographic who have not yet implemented digital construction techniques within their work. Some of us are more reluctant to change than others, hence why instead of watching The B1M’s videos, The B1M Mail is available as an alternative.
Over 3000 professionals across six continents have received a paper copy of the fourth edition but BIMcrunch is the only place to view an online copy.
The fourth edition is sponsored by bimstore, and a featured article on the content creation company looks at their past, present and future and their recent US launch. Fred Mills has high praise for the yellow and black brand, stating: “Their work is not a business, it’s a cause. Every team member believes in that cause and it shows. In fact it shines through.
“In truth it’s not marketing. It’s not a training course or a telephone answering policy. Its culture built with excellent people. You can’t buy culture and that’s why bimstore’s positioning is so powerful. That’s why the answer to what makes them tick frightens the competition.”
Elsewhere, the newspaper features a piece on China‘s Shanghai Tower, and how that case study should be a major influence to all practicing Building Information Modelling. The report notes that the core team for the project was incredibly just a three-strong collective yet they managed to achieve huge efficiencies:
“Greater control and mitigation of rework contributed to a compressed construction schedule of just 73 months for the 576,000 square meters of floor space. There aren’t many buildings like this around so comparisons are difficult; but that is about 30% faster than 70 months for a typical skyscraper of 380,000 square meters.”
Social Strategist at Just Practising, Su Butcher also lends her talents to the latest issue. Star of the #SocialBIM video series, Su ponders BIM projects without the pressure of emailing, a method of communication Su describes as a what “may well be a dying art”.
The publication is rounded out by a fantastic look at the popularity and relevance of Minecraft and the BIM Word Search is back of course!