Successful BIM requires coordination, collaboration and the open sharing of data. In the UK, Level 2 BIM becomes a requirement this year for publicly-procured construction projects. Private clients are also keen to capitalise on BIM and often have their own supra-Level 2 requirements.
As UK committees and institutes have released detailed standards for BIM, the property and construction industry has a clearly defined framework within which to work.
By visiting professional networking sites or by attending BIM seminars and webinars, everyone involved can learn a lot about standards, policy and strategy from the authors and overseers of the UK Construction Strategy.
So you may ask, since BIM strategy and standards are so comprehensively covered, what’s the point of this blog? Well, we believe that it is now time to move the discussion beyond the theory or how BIM is ‘supposed’ to work. Examining and demonstrating real-world results from ongoing and completed BIM projects in the UK allows us to help improve standards, workflows and identify past problems.
We aim not just to coordinate, collaborate and share BIM data on projects. We want to share our experiences, suggestions and even the mistakes we’ve made with you in plain, accessible language. By doing so, we can help refine standards, help others avoid unforeseen issues and assist with the nationwide implementation of BIM.
Our next blog...
Will look at BEPs – how they are key to co-ordination and we’ll give suggestions on how to prevent problems arising during project stages.
BIM Execution Plans (BEPs) are project documents that define how the client’s BIM requirements are to be met, who is responsible for delivery and the timescales for this delivery. If you’re not familiar with BEPs, click here to download the relevant PAS standard.