What is BIM? BIM stands for “Building Information Modelling” and is the process that uses digital information to help manage a construction project throughout all of the stages. BIM ensures that a project is ran efficiently and when applied correctly, BIM has a positive impact on resource, costs, environmental impact and health and safety.
Organisations that operate within the construction industry (planners, designers, developers, architects and contractors), have been required, since April 2016, to demonstrate the application of BIM Level 2 on all public sector related construction projects.
Since then, there has been has been a significant increase in the adoption of BIM within the sector with organisations recognising that having the BIM Certification in place provides a competitive edge.
The levels of BIM
A maturity model has been adopted by the Government to help with the roll out of BIM, so that organisations who are affected by this are able to learn and implement this gradually, ensuring a better chance of success.
There are four levels of BIM (0-3). From April 2016, the Government set out that all organisations that contribute to a public-sector construction project must be BIM Level 2 compliant.