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We love construction.
And we want the whole world
to love it too.


The B1M is the world’s most subscribed-to video channel for construction. Over 9 million people watch our videos each month.

We inspire a better industry by sharing knowledge and expertise with a mass audience. We attract the best young talent by showing construction at its best to millions.


Two things

1. There’s a massive perception issue with construction.

Most people don’t really understand this great sector because it’s not very good at shouting about itself. We’re working to fundamentally alter the perception of construction amongst the global human population.

2. Construction can do better.

There’s plenty of room for improvement, and the impact will affect the built environment that almost every human being on earth interacts with. We’re sharing best practice, the latest tech and new ways of working to educate millions and move the dial.


Video is massive.
Like, really big.

To watch everything uploaded to YouTube today would take you 65 years.

Social media networks prioritise video over all other types of content.

80% of all internet traffic will be video by 2021.

More people watch YouTube during primetime in the US than the top 10 US primetime shows combined.


People don’t read,
they watch.


People don’t want to be bored,
they want to be compelled.

We won’t change an industry by hoping people go out of their way to attend an event or download a document. We need to reach out to them with engaging content, on platforms they already use.


We’re the world’s leading
video channel for construction.

Fred Mills
Fred Mills

The B1M is led by Fred Mills.

Having worked with a leading UK contractor, Fred co-founded The B1M in 2012 to upskill the construction industry on building information modelling (BIM). The award-winning “BIM For Beginners” series went on to gain several million video views and is now embedded in over 500 organisations worldwide.

Building on the success of the platform’s BIM content, Fred focused on sharing “the best of construction” to improve the industry and ensure that it appealed to the best talent – particularly important at a time when exciting new technologies are coming to the fore and when some of the world’s largest and most complex projects are under development.

Fred grew The B1M into the world’s largest and most subscribed-to video channel for construction with over 9 million viewers each month. It now employs an eight-strong team from its London headquarters. 

The B1M is now one of YouTube’s most celebrated educational channels. It was hand-chosen by YouTube as a “Creator on the Rise” out of all 505,000,000 accounts, is the first built environment channel ever to receive YouTube’s Silver Creator Award and ranks in the top 24,000 YouTube channels worldwide. In February 2019 Fred delivered a keynote address at YouTube’s global education summit, EduCon.

In October 2018, Fred was recognised for his outstanding contribution to digital construction at the inaugural Digital Construction Awards. 

Fred’s videos have amassed tens of millions of views making him a global figure in video publishing and a role model to millions of people interested or already working in construction. Fred is a leading influencer in the sector, frequently speaking at international events and sharing his expertise with schools, colleges and organisations.

Fred’s mission is to fundamentally alter the perception of construction on planet Earth.

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