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CIBSE and partners encourage knowledge sharing through BIMTalk

The Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) has launched a freely accessible web resource to help professionals and industry bodies to share knowledge and discuss Building Information Modelling (BIM). The site aims to provide information about BIM and sources of information about BIM for all those interested in this fast moving topic. All who are experienced in applying BIM are encouraged to share their insight and experience through the BIMTalk website to help create an independent source of concise, informative and unbiased material.

The BIMTalk initiative, www.BIMTalk.co.uk , is also supported by BSRIA and the Landscape Institute along with contributors such as Arup, Andekan, Balfour Beatty and Hoare Lea. 

In the June issue of the CIBSE Journal Paddy Conaghan Chair of CIBSE's BIM Steering Group, and Tim Dwyer explain what distinguishes BIMTalk from the mass of industry information. In their article "Lifting the fog" they explain that there is plenty of useful information to help industry respond to the challenge of BIM, and how BIMtalk aims to help them to find it.. BIMTalk is intended to be a non-partisan accessible resource which signposts users towards existing sources and resources, notably practical content such as case studies. In his Presidential Address in May, entitled  "Whole Life Thinking", CIBSE President, George Adams highlighted the need to embrace new innovations through research and development, and to adopt  BIM.

The CIBSE BIM Task Group is running its second annual BIM Use Survey. The 5-minute survey will run throughout June 2013 and practitioners are encouraged to complete it at http://bit.ly/BIM2013