Paul French wins nima Spring Virtual Conference prize
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Paul French wins nima Spring Virtual Conference prize

Paul French, head of digital construction at Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions is the lucky recipient of a £150 technology voucher from nima. Paul successfully completed the treasure hunt at nima’s Spring Virtual Conference 2024 on 18 April and was included in the resulting prize draw. Upon hearing the news, Paul said: “I found the Nima Spring…

Cautious welcome for technology vendors’ interoperability agreement

Cautious welcome for technology vendors’ interoperability agreement

In BIM+ (see full 9 May 2024 article: Cautious welcome for Autodesk and Nemetschek interoperability deal), the GIIG (part of nima) has given a cautious welcome to the recent announcement by Autodesk and Nemetschek (both are nima patrons) that the two software vendors have entered an interoperability agreement. Many digital construction professionals had welcomed the…

nima podcast previews two Virtual Spring Conference 2024 keynotes
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nima podcast previews two Virtual Spring Conference 2024 keynotes

The nima podcast – That Information Management Podcast – has recorded interviews with two of the keynote speakers at this week’s Virtual Spring Conference 2024. The first podcast features Rene Morkos, CEO of US-based ALICE Technologies, a software business that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise the scheduling of construction projects. He talks about the…

What is a digital twin?

What is a digital twin?

A new international standard is set to create greater consistency of understanding around digital twins. The term ‘digital twin’ has been widely used (and misused) in recent years. The phrase was first applied in the US in relation to product lifecycle management in 2002, and was subsequently adopted across many different industry sectors (aerospace, automotive,…

Opportunity to participate in the Information Management “Mandate” Review

Opportunity to participate in the Information Management “Mandate” Review

(via Construction Leadership Council) A review of the Information Management “Mandate” has now commenced through the mobilisation of a Task Group to integrate the success of the BIM Mandate with the current IM Mandate.  The aim is to ensure this new development is relevant and achievable across the whole of the built and managed environment…

Speaker line-up announced for nima Virtual Spring Conference 2024
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Speaker line-up announced for nima Virtual Spring Conference 2024

The speaker line-up for nima’s Virtual Spring Conference on 18 April 2024 is now confirmed. The day will open with a welcome from nima chair Anne Kemp, and then the conference is structured around a series of four main keynote talks, each followed by a panel discussion: 1. Whole Life Value of Data (9.30am BST): Siva…

Nima panel discusses a data-driven future at Futurebuild

Nima panel discusses a data-driven future at Futurebuild

On 6 March 2024, the second day of the three-day Futurebuild event at London’s ExCEL exhibition centre, a nima panel talked about the potential for a data-driven future for the built environment. The panel – facilitated by nima vice-chair Paul Wilkinson – comprised nima ambassadors Vicki Reynolds and Emma Hooper, plus John Adams from nima…