There’s no doubt that BIM is remarkably important for both the construction of buildings as well as long term management of them, and the introduction of BIM systems have resulted in myriad improvements to both designing, building, and maintaining commercial buildings in the UK.
“Digital Built Britain” – the latest stages of the BIM Task Group’s programme to have the UK continue to lead the way in BIM has officially been launched, providing a wealth of news and information about this exciting time for UK based Construction companies. Construction North Wales and throughout the UK has benefitted hugely from BIM- and the standardisation of this practise has allowed increased value in all manner of builds.
Countless firms have embraced BIM technology, not least Brenig Construction, a North Wales Civil engineering firm with a number of big projects under their belts. Yet it doesn’t matter whether you’re a large or a small organisation. BIM Modelling applies to absolutely every professional in the sector- whether they’re an architect, a civil engineer, a construction company, demolitions, or anything else.
The Digital Built Britain programme is one which is focused on providing much-needed developmental support and British standards for BIM Level 2.
Developmental support, as well as the establishment of standardised codes of practise allow BIM to become less of a concept and more of an established method of working, which allows construction companies in North Wales, as well as all over the UK to add value to their builds, as well as reap the benefits of BIM. This will allow for the increase of international trade, as well as the opportunity for growth within all sectors of British construction companies, at contractor and subcontractor levels.
Also covered within the Digital Britain Programme is the long-awaited development of the BIM level 3 programme which was announced within February 2015 – and also the extremely long-awaited website in relation to this aim.
Of further note are various talks on cyber security, and the implementation of early adapter projects which of course will focus upon BIM Level 3A and manufacturing technology – and last but not least, boosting private sector interest and engagement. For the construction industry this is the next logical step forward- as with increased knowledge of the buildings, increased knowledge of the processes added onto them is imperative.
2016, 2017 and 2018 has marked a very significant step toward a digital economy for the British Construction and Civil Engineering sector – and we’re quite certain that as 2019 begins, it will be another year where BIM goes from strength to strength.
The construction industry in particular needs it. Typically an industry that has always been accused of not keeping up with the times and perhaps rather hostile in regard to the face of change, the British Construction industry is taking its steps slowly, but surely.
It’s not disputed that indeed, there is a future within BIM. BIM is a step toward keeping buildings far more viable throughout their lives. It’s undisputed that building maintenance is extremely hard and quite arduous. BIM will allow the matter to become simple, and in turn will transform the British Construction industry – which is worth $10 trillion – toward far increased productivity, competitiveness and efficiency.