Welcome to our Planning and Building Control Today supplement focussing on BIM. For this edition I was thrilled to be able to interview Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Information for Crossrail Ltd. In the interview he outlines what BIM means for this huge project and praises the BS: 1192 as it set the scene for BIM as we know it today. It was wonderful to listen to his enthusiasm for this huge project and to get a real feel for how BIM is developing within the project. David Philp of the UK BIM Task Group also makes a welcome return in this edition with an article outlining how BIM can help industry to collaborate and deliver better outcomes. I’m also really pleased that we have articles from Steve Thompson, Chair of BIM4M2 discussing the support and advice available to enable digital product information to be exchanged with supply chain partners, and Dr Jason Underwood from Salford University providing a detailed overview of the challenges that remain in terms of education and training. As ever, I hope you find the articles informative and I welcome any comments you may have.