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ICE launches BIM awareness survey

The ICE has urged built environment professionals to take part in its annual building information modelling (BIM) awareness survey.

Results of the survey will be published at the ICE’s BIM: Looking to the future conference on 19 October. They will be used to create a ”heat map” of areas of BIM where progress is being made and those where   further support and development is required. Survey respondents will be entered into a draw for a free place at the flagship conference.

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BIM: Aimed at improving efficiency of construction projects

BIM is a structured process of managing information before, during and after the construction of built assets. It can lead to significant efficiencies, improved delivery and cost savings. Since April this year, it has been mandatory for all centrally procured public sector projects to use BIM at Level 2.

The ICE’s BIM heat map survey has been running since 2013. Last year’s survey showed a gradual move towards implementation, but highlighted a need for more understanding of the acronyms and terminology used, and a need for more guidance about the various documents and standards built environment professionals need.

 ICE engineering knowledge director Nathan Baker said: “ICE’s BIM heat map is an extremely valuable tool in mapping and measuring current knowledge of BIM.

“Tracking BIM awareness in this way allows us to gauge progress across the different infrastructure sectors and importantly, identify any gaps in knowledge or specific areas that need more support and development. This helps us at ICE to ensure we are responding to the industry’s needs and providing guidance, knowledge and best practice tools where they are needed most.”

ICE’s 2016 BIM Heat Map survey can be accessed online until 31 July. Complete the survey here

Find out more about the ICE BIM 2016 conference at: www.ice-conferences.com/ice-bim-2016/

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