The ICE has launched a tool to help engineers assess the use of building information modelling on projects.
The BIM Maturity Measurement Tool is intended to help ICE members to move towards Level 2 BIM implementation
The new Excel based tool, developed jointly by the ICE BIM Action Group and Atkins, is designed to help BIM users on different projects around the world realise a common view of BIM best practice .
The aim is to demystify BIM, drive awareness of best practice and raise capability across design and engineering disciplines.
It builds on a concept originally developed by Arup as part of the Construction Industry Council research group’s BIM project execution guide.
To use the tool, engineers must complete an assessment by filling in a short series of multiple-choice questions and numerical scale rankings.
It is designed to drive the objectivity essential to benchmark one project against another.
It can also be shared so different project teams can analyse the results.
The tool enables users to assess BIM use in 25 areas to build up a comprehensive view of its implementation within a project.
Data generated can then be used to identify gaps in an enterprise’s BIM implementation strategy and shape future investment decisions.
It forms part of the ICE’s wider Industry Transformation programme, which ensures that members can be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet its Construction 2025 vision.
BIM and digital engineering is one of four key focus areas within the programme, which aims to direct members towards the right knowledge through courses, conferences, blogs, webinars, e-learning, case studies, exhibitions or journals.
- Access the BIM maturity measurement tool here