Since April 2016, the use of BIM has been mandated on centrally funded government projects throughout the UK, and the latest NBS survey showed that a majority (54%) of those surveyed are now integrating BIM into their own work. Elsewhere, the trajectory is similar, with government mandates in place across the likes of Singapore, Dubai, Spain and Norway.
As Peter Barker explains, “The appetite has changed. It has become non negotiable that in order to realise increasingly complex buildings against very demanding budgets and schedules,
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For owners and operators, to best exploit the value of BIM, it is always best to start with the “why”. The first step is to understand why the client or project will benefit from BIM and what drives the organisation’s needs – a large healthcare client has different objectives to a university, who conversely has very different goals to a residential developer. These are known as the Organisational Information Requirements (OIR).
The second step is understanding which operational assets are to be maintained and what information is needed to successfully manage this.
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