Welcome to BIM for Housing Associations

BIM for Housing Associations (BIM4HAs) is a joint initiative between housing associations and industry specialists to support housing associations to digitise their development and asset information using Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM4HAs is working in partnership with the National Housing Federation and nima.

To help housing associations along their BIM journeys, BIM4HAs has developed a free toolkit which helps the housing sector to use BIM as a tool to deliver safe, high quality and well-managed buildings (download the BIM4HAs toolkit at housing.org.uk/BIM4HAs).

We run projects to keep the toolkit updated, develop new tools, and support our sector. Project participants are drawn from our housing members with support from their consultants and other specialists as required.

BIM4HAs has also set up a LinkedIn Group to support housing associations using the toolkit. The group supports housing associations looking to use BIM, providing opportunities to learn from fellow professionals in housing and BIM, share experiences, questions and feedback, and stay abreast of updates.

Follow us for updates on events, opportunities to participate and toolkit updates.

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BIM4HAs has also participated in:

  • The MHCLG (now DLUHC) Golden Thread Initiative, a government initiative bringing together industry professionals who will collaborate to demonstrate that it is possible to provide a standardised digital golden thread of building safety information to the satisfaction of the new Building Safety Regulator.
  • The BRAC Golden Thread Working Group, which assisted with rewriting the Building Regulations Approved Document B.
  • The Housing Association Charitable Trust (HACT) in its development of a Housing Asset Data Dictionary, part of the UK’s first Housing Data Standard.