Building Information Modelling & Management
The governments construction strategy included plans to mandate the use of building information modelling and managemnet on public sector contracts within five years.
Paul Morrell, the Chief Construction Advisor, has publically stated that he is minded to mandate BIM for central Government contracts within five years. The Government‟s Plan for Growth, published alongside Budget 2011, highlighted the critical importance of an efficient construction industry to the UK economy.
The construction sector is a major part of the UK economy. Building Information Modelling and Management (BIMM) is a phenomenon that is all around the construction industry at the moment, especially since the Government published its new Construction Procurement Strategy in the summer in which it seeking to mandate the use of BIM technology on public sector construction projects by 2016.
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Thomas Vale & BIMM
Thomas Vale are ahead of our industry competitors with the in-house capabilities to deliver design and build projects where we are able to implement BIMM on varying aspects of a scheme; and we have previously delivered projects where BIMM has played a critical role in reducing capital costs and ensuring whole life costings for end users.
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So what is BIMM?
Building Information Modelling and Management or BIMM is a technology that brings with it a new way of working. Companies that adopt BIM can benefit from its streamlined approach, in which data is shared in a collaborative environment. BIMM has the power to encompass numerous functions, from checking planning regulations, through design, fabrication and construction to operations and FM right through to decommissioning and demolition, if need be – it can serve a project from cradle to grave.
The need for Building Information Modelling & Management
The government's chief construction adviser Paul Morrell has indicated that BIM will become a key part of the government's procurement of public buildings and that bidders and contractors on future publMic building projects would be expected to implement it on all future projects.
The Government‟s Plan for Growth, published alongside Budget 2011, highlighted the critical importance of an efficient construction industry to the UK economy. The construction sector is a major part of the UK economy. It represents some 7% of GDP or £110bn per annum of expenditure - some 40% of this being in the public sector, with central Government being the industry‟s biggest customer.
There is widespread acknowledgement across Government and within industry – backed by recent studies – that the UK does not get full value from public sector construction; and that it has failed to exploit the potential for public procurement of construction and infrastructure projects to drive growth.
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