Like SIMS? Love Minecraft? Get into create mode with the BIM biome*…

BIM is like the best sandbox* ever. And if you want to work for top British businesses, including HS2 Ltd, you get paid to use it. Whether you prefer foraging in the Nether*, crafting pickaxes* or applying redstone* to create new solutions, immerse yourself.

BIM is like the best sandbox* ever. And if you want to work for top British businesses, including HS2 Ltd, you get paid to use it. Whether you prefer foraging in the Nether*, crafting pickaxes* or applying redstone* to create new solutions, immerse yourself.

The future is multi-dimensional. Only it’s not a game. By the time you read this, the UK’s top digital system for big projects is going to be BIM: Building Information Modelling.

BIM can help you build almost anything. Designers, architects and planners love the software because of its graphics - you can set them to feed off real information and auto-update, so your project evolves in real time. It alerts you to problems and suggests fixes: like a ‘hint’ mode. And if you upgrade to BIM 4D, you can fast-forward to see how your decisions would change the project’s future.

So, imagine you’re building a railway: it lets you plan and cost the route, order and build special parts off-site and co-ordinate building work, so you know that everything fits together. All drawing on the same data and adding to it as the project goes from idea to reality.

If you’ve ever played SIMS or Minecraft, you already get it. You use the online world as a place to do stuff together, add skills, share information, download instructions and upload data. To make the world or the biome or the project work better. And to move it on to the next level. HS2 Ltd is using BIM this way. Click here and see for yourself.

*For anyone who might not know, a sandbox is a type of video game with an ‘open world’ design that gives players the same tools as the game designer. Minecraft is a sandbox game. A biome is a real-life and Minecraft term for an environment with its own geology, topography and weather. Minecraft’s Nether is an alternative dimension with unique opportunities and threats – where materials function completely differently from the way they do in Minecraft’s Overworld. Pickaxes are building tools crafted by individual players and redstone is energy – for Minecraft humans or machines. And HS2 is a new railway that will be built in the real-life BIM biome.

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