Loughborough Alumni


5 Oct 2016

Loughborough Alumnus wins award for work within BIM

Fred Mills, Founding Director of The B1M and Architectural Engineering and Design Management Graduate, has recently been recognised by Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in their annual BIM4SME Awards.

RICS is the world’s leading independent professional body working to uphold the standards of excellence in land, property, infrastructure and construction. On 29 September, RICS hosted their second annual BIM4SME Awards, recognising contribution and innovation from small to medium sized enterprises (SME), within Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The B1M have been awarded in the category of ‘Best Use of BIM Knowledge Sharing’. The channel shares weekly videos on their website and YouTube account surrounding construction. The B1M says they are “The definitive video channel for construction, inspiring a better industry”.

Fred Mills graduated with a degree in Architectural Engineering and Design Management from the School of Civil and Building Engineering in 2008. Since setting up in 2012, The B1M has worked with universities through video, as well as sharing online. They have collaborated with Loughborough University to host filmed classes for students and have a continued passion to inspire the next generation.

RICS commented on the reasons for The B1M winning their award: “The B1M demonstrated providing information and knowledge sharing of processes, data, techniques and protocols to educate and enhance the use and uptake of BIM as an open source. The organisation is actively promoting and gifting this knowledge for the development of the AECO (architecture, engineering, construction and operations) sector."

When asked about the win, Fred Mills said: “We’ve been on an incredible journey with The B1M and it’s great to be recognised in this way. The award is not just sitting on the mantelpiece, it’s helping our work reach and inspire more people”.

Many congratulations to Fred Mills and The B1M for being recognised with this award, and best of luck with future videos and projects.

Take a look at the B1M YouTube channel.

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