2016 Mandate: CIBSE, Electrical Contractors’ Association launch BIM engagement study

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The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association have launched research into the readiness of the building services sector regarding the UK Government’s Level 2 BIM mandate scheduled for March 2016.

The bodies will also have help from BSRIA, BEAMA and Building magazine to undertake the study which will assess BIM engagement. Does the building services sector have enough businesses within it that are passionate about the Government’s deadline? Are those supplying to the public sector rushing to get ready or are most corporations already well on their way to becoming BIM-ready?

ECA director of business services Paul Reeve commented, stating: “This sector-wide survey will provide much needed and very timely information on how ready the building services sector is to engage with BIM as we approach the 2016 government deadline.

“We urge all building services companies to take part in the new survey, and we will be sharing the data with the industry, the Government and other stakeholders when the results are in during September 2015.”

Also providing his thoughts on the study was John Sands, BIM Specialist and BSRIA principal consultant believes the industry should be in a position to adhere to the mandate come seven months time, yet only these results will tell whether that is actually the case:

“With the implementation of the UK Government’s Level 2 BIM mandate just a few months away, the building services industry should be in a position to make the most of the opportunities it will present.

“This survey will help us all to identify where we are in the BIM journey, and to enable us to plan the way forward to BIM maturiity.”

Read the entire press release here for more information.

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