Builders’ Conference surveying UK BIM uptake

Builders Conference - logoFounded in 1935, the Builders’ Conference is a UK construction trade association, and one of the UK’s largest bodies of main contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants. It provides tender information and market intelligence, provides educational information, and champions the issues affecting members.

With the UK government mandating building information modelling (BIM) for public sector projects by 2016, the Builders’ Conference is keen to determine the potential impact of this on the industry (see news). How engaged or prepared is the industry for the forthcoming changes? The Builders’ Conference wants to assess whether BIM is creating a significant shift in firms’ approaches, or whether this will have little impact on businesses and information sharing practices. As part of its investigation, it has compiled a short online questionnaire which should take no longer than about three minutes for firms to complete. Each person replying to the survey will receive a full analysis of the results by email and will be invited to attend a dedicated webcast.

[Disclosure: I have provided some consultancy services to the Builders’ Conference and MacLaren Software regarding this survey.]

BIM Dictionary

Update (6 May 2014) – While on the subject of BIM, I have talked before (last month, for example) about SpecifiedBy and its online resources; it has just republished a BIM Dictionary – a simple A-Z of common BIM terms and acronyms – originally created by BondBryan Architects. Darren Lester told me: “Apart from learning the meaning of certain terms, we think the really useful aspect is that people can link directly to the meaning for technical terms they use in blogs and other articles.”

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