Are we ready for BIM?


This government strategy deadline for BIM is closing in quickly for the construction / building industry as 2016 approaches ever closer !

Are companies ready ?

In more detail:

The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet office on 31 May 2011. The report announced the Governments intention to require: collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016.

Essentially the UK Government has embarked with the construction industry on a four year programme for sector modernisation with the key objective of: reducing capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20%. Central to these ambitions is the adoption of information rich Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies, process and collaborative behaviours that will unlock new more efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life-cycle.

Osborn Design has already adopted the BIM CAD software Autodesk Revit to prepare for the increasing demand for 3D CAD models as the 2016 government deadline approaches.

If this is relevant to you – are you ready?

By Mike Osborn

 Quotation corner:

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.“
Mark Twain

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
Alan Cohen

PS  If you have enjoyed the blog please forward to those who might be interested, many thanks in advance, Mike

About Mike Osborn CEng

A Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers living in the UK with a passion for engineering design, technology and innovation, peppered with a little humour. Presently running a small engineering design & CAD drawing solutions business, serving mainly London and home counties.
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3 Responses to Are we ready for BIM?

  1. Interesting read Mike.


    • Mike Osborn says:

      Jim I think it is a challenge for companies to keep up with the changes and gentle push from the government, on top of the daily business demands.
      I am certainly receiving more enquiries about Revit CAD models over the last year.


    • Mike Osborn says:

      ….. Jim, the topic I feel certainly gives food for thought and raises further questions e.g. how will the government persuade/enforce companies to embrace BIM?


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