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, digital tools are essential. The traditional tools of pen and paper still have their place but BIM software must be central to the design team’s toolkit. The important thing is to use the best tools for you and the job in hand.”