What does Building Information Modelling (BIM) really mean for the Construction Sector?

Building  Information Modelling (BIM) is not a new phenomenon.  Its adoption is however slowly starting to gather pace as the 2016 Government compliancy due date draws closer. By 2016, Government procured constuction builds / projects will require BIM level 2.  This is going to be a real game changer as it is the first truly global digital construction technology and will soon be deployed globally.

Whilst smaller SME’s see this as an industry challenge, some larger contractors are recognising the business benefits that BIM represents to the company as a whole. Recognisng that BIM know-how can accelerate their position and help to maintain a competitive advantage in the market place. Having the know-how means having the right people and talent in place to ensure BIM benefits are fully realised throughout the company.

BIM should not be seen as only a technical requirement but a whole new approach to working  both in terms of people and processes. Whilst on face value data appears to be the key driver, it essentially translates into collaborative working across multi disciplines.  Any change should be core to the company and it is skilled  Project Managers that are needed to create capable project conditions ready for the use of BIM.

It is clear that people are going to be central to the successful implementation of BIM processes and as more companies realise  the company benefits of BIM there will be added focus on recruitment of the right people both to fulfill permanent positions and for short term help though the engagement of Interim Executives.

BIM  is still not common practice within the industry but businesses in the sector should not run the risk of being left behind.

For more information please see;

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/34710/12-1327-building-information-modelling.pdf

If you would like a confidential discussion about how we might help by providing people to get your business ready, then please call 01423 704153.

 


News posted: 16/12/2014 by Kelly Palmer Thomson