Report: “More leadership and engagement in BIM” needed from water companies

Credit: Infrastructure Intelligence
Credit: Infrastructure Intelligence

The water sector needs to actively engage in Building Information Modelling, following the leadership set by those involved with the construction, rail and road project, that is the consensus following a recent industry event.

The second annual British Water BIM Conference was held earlier this week in association with MWH. The theme of the event was ‘BIM Today, ALIM Tomorrow, Delivering a TOTEX Future‘ and over 100 delegates turned out to discuss the “need for more leadership and engagement in BIM from water companies”.

Infrastructure Intelligence reports that “water company leadership is required to define the employer’s information requirements (EIRs) and consider standardisation opportunities across water and sewerage companies”.

Guest speakers at the event including Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley conducted presentations on critical methods of increasing BIM implementation from water companies with discussion praising the efforts of BIM4Water who are said to be “stepping up”, looking at case studies to research how they can improve the level of BIM adoption.

Insight from workshops held at the conference suggested that clients are confused by what is needed from them, there is concern surround the protection of owners operators data and that the use of an open model “carries a risk of ownership and responsibility”.

To read more on the findings that came as a result of talks at the British Water BIM Conference, click here.

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