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Deeply rooted obstacles to BIM adoption Despite the broad understanding that BIM adoption would improve collaboration and ensure the maintenance of budgets, there is still some way to go before the benefits of BIM are fully recognised. Research recently conducted by Newforma revealed that businesses are still hesitant to move away from the “pen and paper” approach. Most respondents (85%) experienced challenges when implementing digital tools; the most common challenge (44%) being the lack of existing digital skills within the workforce. “BIM naturally drives increased collaboration by bringing all project stakeholders together at the start of a project – client, consultants, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers – allowing input from each specialist to be factored into all decisions that concern them. In such a way, the project is built digitally before ground is broken in real life.” Many have said that the industry skills gap asks for more investment in education and training. However, businesses must follow up on the consequent responsibility to ensure they have the IT systems and digital tools in place to enable employees to work efficiently and intelligently across projects. Adopt efficient digital strategies or risk losing business Firms simply cannot afford to waste any more time because, as research reveals, the ongoing lack of collaboration is harming projects and client retention. As a result, employers need to make sure that they have project ong>informationong> management tools which serve to boost communication efficiency, rather than hamper it. A system which integrates seamlessly across all existing systems can simplify the ong>informationong> discovery process, and in turn, ensure cross-stakeholder collaboration. ■ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Daynes Regional Director, UK and Northern Europe Newforma 66

01889 577701 Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) PUBLIC COURSES (January-March 2017) Callsafe Services Limited have programmed a number of public CDM2015 courses as follows. Management of Pre-construction Health and Safety This APS accredited course is aimed at those persons who will be performing the duties of the Principal Designer on behalf of their employer, who has been appointed to this role by the Client. It provides knowledge on the requirements, methods that could be used to achieve these requirements and the personal qualities necessary. The course also provides for the additional services that could be offered by the Principal Designer, or as a separate commission, for advising and assisting the client with the Client’s duties. Design Risk Management and CDM2015 for Designers This APS accredited course is aimed at Designers and Design Risk Managers, providing a full understanding of the Designers’ duties under CDM2015 and the options that are available for achieving these obligations. The course could also be suitable for Principal Designers if they are experienced in the design requirements of CDM2007. Discussions and debates are encouraged throughout this course. CDM2015 Awareness This APS accredited course is designed to provide all persons involved in construction projects, including current and potential clients, project managers, principal designers, designers, principal contractors and contractors with a broad overview on the CDM Regulations 2015. 3 Day Course 2 Day Course 1 Day Course CDM2015 for Facilities Managers 1 Day Course This non-accredited course is designed to provide Facilities Managers, and designers and contractors working for Facilities Managers, with an understanding of their duties under the CDM Regulations 2015. Larger fit-out and refurbishment projects will be discussed as well as planned maintenance and reactive repair activities. Public Course Schedule Ctrl+Click on ‘Course Ref’ for further details Prices exclude VAT Course Dates Course Ref Course Title Course Venue Price 28 February 2017 CDMA170228 APS CDM2015 Awareness London £310.00 7, 8, 9, 21 & 22 March 2017 IMSC170307 IOSH Managing Safely in Construction Birmingham £950.00 22 & 23 March 2017 ADRM170322 APS Design Risk Management and CDM2015 for Designers London £630.00 28 - 30 March 2017 MPHS170328 APS Management of Pre-Construction Health and Safety London £840.00 We also have an IOSH accredited Managing Safely in Construction 5-day course (IMSC170307) planned for 7, 8, 9, 21 & 22 March 2017 in Birmingham @ £950.00, plus VAT, per delegate, incl. all fees. Further details of these, and other, courses can be found on our website:, or by contacting Gemma Esprey at: or by phone on: 01889 577701

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