Buttress has become part of a national network of organisations aiming to champion the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the historic environment.
BIM4Heritage is a special interest group established within The Chartered Institute of Building’s BIM4Communities group. The group comprises a range of specialists from across the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, including those working in conservation, heritage organisations and academic departments, as well as end-users.
The purpose of the group is to promote the learning, awareness and understanding of BIM within the conservation and heritage sector of the built environment and to influence and integrate this with wider industry needs. It also provides opportunities for those using BIM within the heritage sector to collaborate, share best practice and influence debate on issues concerning the adoption of BIM within the sector.
Senior Technologist and BIM Manager, Paul Thornborough and Heritage Consultant, Jenna Johnston, are representing Buttress within the network.
Commenting on joining the network, Jenna, said: “BIM offers an incredibly valuable tool for heritage and built environment professionals, it allows us to capture, share and manage information to a higher degree than previously possible. This, in turn, provides us with a reliable framework that helps us make more accurate decisions in relation to the historic environment.
“At Buttress we are currently using BIM on a wide range of heritage projects, from developing feasibility studies to analysising the impact of proposals on a historic building. Being part of this network will allow us to strengthen our understanding of the technology, as well as our offer to clients across the heritage sector.”