Barbour Product Search have reminisced on the recent Government Construction Summit which took place on July 2nd, 2014.
Barbour’s Content and Community Manager Grace Lewis attended the ‘Measuring the Benefits of BIM’ breakout panel at the event and blogged about the happenings on the Barbour website.
The BIM discussion was chaired by Head of BIM at the BIM Task Group David Philp and making up the roundtable of industry experts were renowned names such as Iain Miskimmin, Senior Industry Consultant at Bentley Systems UK and the Chairman of the UK Government BIM Implementation Group, Mark Bew.
The main talking point coming from the discussion was regarding Level 3 BIM, which Mark Bew gave details about. Lewis recalls: “Mark Bew commented he has seen an increased awareness of BIM across the market, noticing more people having digital conversations about the technology. He also said that the BIM Level 3 strategy is expected in the autumn, and like Level 2, it will be a migratory approach.”
Exciting times ahead for the UK!
Deputy Head of the Estates Department, Ministry of Justice, Terry Stocks was also speaking at the conference and he “explained that BIM enables companies to deliver projects with better value, and unlocks talent.” Andrew Pryke, Managing Director at BAM Design agreed with this point, stating that “he has seen BIM helping to integrate the FM and operational stages at BAM Design, bringing benefits to the process.”
A question posed to the industry leaders was: What are the key factors in putting forward a BIM business case? The question garnered a plethora of points, showing how many positive attributes Building Information Modelling possesses. Those positives included efficiency savings, reduction in waste, reducing risk and an increased understanding of what is going to be built and how.
Read Grace Lewis’ entire thoughts on the talk here.
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