BIM and the UK Construction Strategy

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BIM and the UK Construction Strategy
David Philp BIM and the UK Construction Strategy

David Philp BIM and the UK Construction Strategy

BIM and the UK Construction Strategy – David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation at the Cabinet Office and BIM Programme Director at Balfour Beatty, takes a look at the UK Government Construction Strategy and what 2012 has in store for BIM.

2011, with its cornucopia of Building Information Modelling (BIM) seminars, workshops and related articles, helped trigger a ‘light bulb moment’ for many in the UK construction industry. The BIM value proposition became even more tangible than before (backed up by great case studies of BIM implementation in the UK); it helped win work (foremost on most people’s minds) and, amongst a panoply of acronyms, communicated the message that this digital toolset could actually enable projects to be built several times virtually, rehearsing and determining the optimal design, construct, and most importantly operate solution, shaking out the waste every time the model is analysed and refined – or is it still heresy to say that construction is endemic with waste?

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