NBS launches its seventh National BIM Survey for 2017

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The NBS has announced the launch of its National BIM Survey, one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM

The National BIM Survey 2017 has now opened. The survey, which is the seventh of its kind, is an extensive review of BIM and how it is utilised in construction.

Last year’s survey revealed that the adoption of BIM reached 54 per cent—an increase from 48 per cent the previous year. By now, some 86 per cent of respondents said they intended to have adopted BIM, with 97 per cent set to follow in the next five years.

Strides made in BIM

NBS Chief Executive, Richard Waterhouse, said: “Like BIM, the future is collaborative and digital.

“Since we began charting the rise in the use and awareness of BIM back in 2011, the UK industry has made great strides forward with BIM Level 2.

“This way of working must continue to be embedded into projects across the country so we build on the position that the UK finds itself in, as a world leader in digital construction.”

National BIM survey
NBS Chief Executive Richard Waterhouse

BIM is making great strides, particularly since the government’s April 2016 mandate that all firms tendering for public sector projects should be BIM compliant. The field undoubtedly will continue to grow from strength to strength as more firms adopt BIM as part of their processes and as the government continues to push for BIM to be utilised in construction. It’s no surprise BIM has become so popular. It has the ability to reduce expenditure and ensure efficiency on projects. In 2014/15, some £855m was saved by the government on existing schemes, which allowed investment in new projects.

The NBS has worked to ensure uptake of BIM continues. Its BIM Toolkit, the NBS National BIM Library and NBS Create are some of the tools designed to support best design practice using BIM.

The 2017 survey is open until 28 February. To have your say visit: www.theNBS.com/nbsbimsurvey2017

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