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Boom for BIM - Construction Firm Gets Ahead of the Pack

16 January 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

In preparation for Building Information Modelling to become mandatory on all government funded projects, Carillion has been working collaboratively to an effective BIM Level 1 standard (BS 1192:2007) for some years now.  However, with Level 2 standards looming, it has been involved in a number of projects that reinforce the need to develop and share with its clients market leading services that support the industry’s drive to deliver BIM throughout the design, build and management of integrated project delivery, through the project life cycle.

Championed by many as the future of the construction industry, BIM is essentially a data rich 3D model of a building, which allows all those involved in the construction process to work from the same coordinated, highly detailed and consistent plan. It is a collaborative way of working, which puts a structure to existing collective ways of working, e.g. BS 1192:2007 and BS 11000.

“As an integrated process, BIM enables projects to be designed, constructed and maintained more efficiently and effectively enabling faster, better, cheaper and greener results,” explained Alex Lubbock, BIM Development Manager, Carillion plc. “A ‘soft landing’ service delivery has been demonstrated in recent successful pilots for clients, such as Nationwide, with the use of the BSRIA Business Focused Maintenance framework.” 

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 16 January 2014

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