What is BIM?
BIM or Building Information Modelling is the name given to the collaborative process for construction design (the BIM model) based on shared data. Products included in the design are shown as 3D model objects ( BIM objects) In simple terms BIM can be seen as a process which results in a 3D model with a spreadsheet of structured data sitting underneath it.
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In 2016 the UK Government's mandated for all centrally procured public sector projects to use Level 2 as part of its Construction Strategy. However, BIM is also being widely adopted in the private sector.
BIM UK government’s 2011 Construction Strategy defined 4 levels of BIM. This was done to help clients and suppliers understand how BIM and digital technologies should be used on projects.
These levels were designed to support industry to create specific capacity at each level and to ensure appropriate standards for effective and fair procurement.