In 2011 the UK Government announced the “Government Construction Strategy” which included a mandate for the implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 on all public projects by 2016. The Government believes that BIM will drive down waste, ensure better procurement decisions and improve the carbon efficiencies of projects. This gives BIM the green light to be fully integrated into the building design and construction process. With industry and government backing BIM is likely to be an essential process for engineers, architects and all those involved in the workflow process.
Paul Morrell, Chief Construction Advisor to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Mark Bew, Chair of the UK Government Working Group set out this strategy at the inaugural ICE BIM conference in 2011. They continue to push forward with this strategy and will be present at ICE BIM 2012 to give an overview of the work that is going on to ensure programme delivery.
Building on the successes of last year’s conference, the 2012 event will focus on realising the efficiencies within the construction industry where BIM is being utilised. Detailed case studies form those successfully implementing BIM will be presented, including:
- The Head of Project Delivery Unit at the Ministry of Justice on their four major projects using BIM
- The Head of Technical Information at Crossrail on how BIM is being utilised
- The Buildings BIM Manager and Region Manager from Jacobs on the use of BIM on the Blackfriars Station redevelopment project
Delegates at the conference will once again have the opportunity to share their opinions and experiences through interactive voting sessions and roundtable discussions.
For a full programme and for registration details visit ice-bim.com or call +44 (0)20 7665 2226.