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Cross-industry BIM alliance set to launch

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A cross-industry alliance has been established to drive implementation of building information modelling (BIM) level 2.

Set to be officially launched in October, the UK BIM Alliance is a coalition of over 50 organisations and aims to provide clear leadership for BIM level 2 compliance across the industry over the next four years, ahead of the subsequent shift to BIM level 3.

“It is time for industry to step up, and provide the necessary leadership to drive implementation of BIM level 2 across the wider industry. The purpose of this alliance is to lead the industry-wide drive for awareness, education and adoption of BIM level 2 compliance and its universal benefits,” said Anne Kemp, who is a director at Atkins, speaking on behalf of the UK BIM Alliance transition team.

“Upon its launch in October, the UK BIM Alliance will provide clear, guiding leadership for industry on BIM level 2 which makes the true benefits – the cost and waste reductions; the increased productivity and competitiveness – easily understandable and obtainable for all. This will build on, and remain aligned with the Government’s programme for publicly procured projects.

“We are currently shaping the objectives, structure and governance of the Alliance, which will be dedicated to embedding BIM across the whole of the market. Collaboration and inclusivity will be at the heart of our approach. We will hit the ground running.”

Since April 2016, compliance with BIM level 2 has been mandatory for bids for government projects. However, the 2016 National BIM Survey by industry information body NBS showed that almost half of built environment firms are still not using BIM.

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