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BIM For Construction Health and Safety

Stefan Mordue & Roland Finch

Too many people are killed and injured in our industry each year, despite the best efforts of all parties concerned. Although it is not new, Building Information Modelling has seen a huge uptake in interest in recent years. This is partly as a result of Government support, but mainly due to great leaps in technology.

The basic principle is simple. BIM is about gathering, using, interpreting and transmitting information. Information about design, production and programming. Information that can be passed on to others, used for operation and maintenance, or costing purposes.

Is it such a departure, therefore, to consider how health and safety information might be included in a BIM? Is this not a massive opportunity for those of us working in construction to embrace this technology and its development, together with the increased efficiency and discipline that it brings? The commercial advantages are fairly obvious, but the potential benefits in improved health by reducing accidents and deaths are so great as to be almost unquantifiable.

This book looks at how that can be brought about. The incorporation of health and safety into BIM is neither something which is the exclusive preserve of the ‘technology’ generation, nor something which is beyond us as health and safety professionals. It is, as modern parlance would have it, a ‘no brainer'.

Winner of the Andrew Pattern Award

ISBN-10: 1859465285

ISBN-13: 978-1859465288

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Building Information Modeling for Dummies

Stefan Mordue, Paul Swaddle & David Philp

`If you′re looking to get involved in the world of BIM, but don′t quite know where to start, Building Information Modeling For Dummies is your one–stop guide to collaborative building using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings. Inside, you′ll find an easy–to–follow introduction to BIM and hands–on guidance for understanding drivers for change, the benefits of BIM, requirements you need to get started, and where BIM is headed.

The future of BIM is bright it provides the industry with an increased understanding of predictability, improved efficiency, integration and coordination, less waste, and better value and quality. Additionally, the use of BIM goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, extending throughout the building life cycle and supporting processes, including cost management, construction management, project management, and facility operation.


Now heavily adopted in the U.S., Hong Kong, India, Singapore, France, Canada, and countless other countries, BIM is set to become a mandatory practice in building work in the UK, and this friendly guide gives you everything you need to make sense of it fast.

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Le BIM pour les Nuls

Stefan Mordue, Paul Swaddle & David Philp

Présentation de l'éditeur

Le BIM nouveau compagnon de route de l'architecture moderne

BIM est le sigle américain de Building Information Modeling ou de Building Information Model en Français Modélisation des Informations (ou données) du Bâtiment.


Le BIM est le partage d'informations fiables tout au long de la durée de vie d'un bâtiment ou d'infrastructures, de leur conception jusqu'à leur démolition. Cette technologie s'appuie souvent sur un logiciel BIM, le plus connu étant Revit d'Autodesk.

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BIM in Small Practices:

Illustrated Case Studies

Editor: Robert Klaschka

Chapter contribution: Stefan Mordue & Rebecca DeCicco

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is revolutionising architecture and construction, as more and more practices are realising the benefits it brings to design, sustainability, and construction. There is a perception that BIM is a process best left to large practices – requiring significant resources and the ability to invest heavily in IT. This book overturns that misconception: introducing a selection of inspirational BIM-enabled projects by small architectural practices.


Full of practical tips and hard-won experience, BIM in Small Practices: Illustrated Case Studies includes pithy contributions from industry experts who identify and explore the important issues for small practices including how to get your practice started with BIM, and how it aligns to the new Plan of Work. This landmark publication will motivate small practices who are considering taking those first steps towards implementing BIM.

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CIC Built Environment 2050

A report on our digital future

David Philp, Neil Thompson, Rebecca De Cicco, Rachael Atkinson, 

Rebecca Hodgson Jones,  Chris Barker, Wes Beaumont, Ian Aldous,

Khalid Ramzan and Stefan Mordue

The Built Environment 2050: A Report on our Digital Future is compilation of essays authored by BIM2050 work stream leads, and is the result of the group’s research into what an interdisciplinary scope of work may look like as construction technology develops to BIM Level 3 and beyond, towards 2050. It provides an assessment of the current situation and makes proposals for future development.


The focus of the report rests on three key areas - education and skills, technology and process and the culture of integration. It highlights the risks and challenges, and the opportunities and benefits that come with large scale innovation and game changing new technologies.

The BIM2050 group was formed by CIC in September 2012 and comprises 18 young construction professionals under the Chairmanship of David Philp, Head of BIM, HM Government UK BIM Task Group.

'This report by the BIM2050 Group illustrates the need for organisations to consider new skills, new processes and develop strategies around emerging technologies that will ensure that the UK stays at the vanguard of construction in a digital future.'


Peter Hansford, Government Chief Construction Adviser

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The IFC / COBie Report

Adrian Malleson, Stephen Hamil and Stefan Mordue

Trial Project Manager, David Jellings

The Government is committed to Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the use of open-standard data so that the construction industry can deliver greater value and be more efficient. The open-standard data format required for level-2 BIM is defined in the Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) data schema. COBie allows information about buildings to be organised, documented and shared in a standardised way. It is particularly helpful to those who come to manage a building.


We wanted to test whether the buildingSMART IFC file format was capable of supporting the creation of COBie datasets and we did this by running a trial with a number of Tier 1 contractors.

'Unequivocally, the group believed that with improved tools they can use IFC as the primary data format to meet the Government’s COBie data requirement.'

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NBS BIM Object Standard

Lead Author: Stefan Mordue

The NBS BIM Object Standard defines requirements for the information, geometry, behaviour and presentation of BIM objects, to give reassurance of quality that will enable greater collaboration and efficient information exchange across the construction industry.

By standardizing BIM objects, you can consistently use, compare, analyse, and share information to make informed decisions quickly and confidently.

The standard is paramount, not just for NBS but for all those who author BIM objects as we can now create BIM objects to a common data set.

The online version of the NBS BIM Object Standard is accessible at any time from any device.

To help you understand the requirements of the NBS BIM Object Standard we have provided comprehensive NBS guidance to accompany the online version. The NBS guidance includes background information, checks for achieving compliance, invaluable supporting content and technical help providing clarity and competency when creating BIM objects to the NBS BIM Object Standard.

Register with the NBS National BIM Library to access the online version and benefit from free and extensive NBS guidance.

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BIM for the Terrified

A guide for manufactures

John Gelder, John Tebbit, Drew Wiggett & Stefan Mordue 

BIM for the terrified is a guide to Building Information Modelling (BIM). Its aim is to provide a good understanding of BIM, explain how BIM has evolved over the years and reasons behind the Government's drive to adopt BIM.Read the case studies showing how manufacturers are taking up the challenge of BIM, they may help you get a clearer understanding of BIM and the impact it could have on your business.


This guide is aimed at the general reader who does not have a detailed understanding of BIM, but wishes to gain sufficient understanding to assess the possible impacts of BIM on their construction product manufacturing or distribution business. The guide explains the basic vocabulary of BIM so that readers will be better able to understand the wider debates about it.


It looks at how BIM has evolved from the earliest drawing and specification systems, how the various types of BIM differ and what benefits they offer. The reasons for the government’s drive to adopt BIM are explained and the requirements that will fall on to the supply chain are set out. Case studies are included, showing how manufacturers are taking up the challenge of BIM. Finally there are references to sources of more detailed information.

'The CPA and the NBS have produced a guide called BIM for the Terrified. Their humorous approach tries to say: “you are not the only one at sea, so keep calm and carry on.'

 Richard Saxon CBE


Building Information Modelling

Construction Manager Library

Ingibjörg Birna Kjartansdóttir, Stefan Mordue, Paweł Nowak, David Philp & Jonas Thor SJónas Thór Snæbjörnsson

This manual is part of the Construction Managers’ Library – a set of books 
related to the wide area of management in construction.  Warsaw University of Technology, Civil Engineering Faculty, Department of Construction Engineering and Management was the Promoter of the Projects. 

The following organisations were Partners in the CLOEMC I Project: 
- Association of Building Surveyors and Construction Experts (Belgium), 
- Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain), 
- Chartered Institute of Building Ireland (Ireland), 
- Polish Association of Building Managers (Poland), 
- Polish British Construction Partnership Sp. z o.o. (Poland), 
- University of Salford (Great Britain), 
- Chartered Institute of Building (Great Britain)

The objective of this project was to create first, seven manuals conveying 
all the information necessary to develop civil engineering skills in the field 
of construction management. 

ISBN: 978-83-947920-1-5

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