Building Owners in the US and UK increasing their involvement with BIM in the next two years
According to a report released by McGraw Hill Construction this month, building owners in both the US and the UK are increasing the use of BIM on their projects rapidly.
- 40% of U.S. owners and 38% of U.K. owners expect that more than 75% of their projects will involve BIM in just two years, with a particularly high level of growth in the U.S.
- Growth in the U.K. is being driven by the approaching implementation of a central government mandate requiring use of BIM on all national public projects by 2016, with over two thirds (67%) of U.K. owners reporting that the mandate has a high impact on their use of BIM
Phillip G. Bernstein, Vice President of Strategic Industry Relations at Autodesk comments on the report:
“The McGraw Hill Construction report clearly shows the most important driver of BIM use in Singapore and the U.K. has been their national BIM mandates,” he continues, “With these two governments continuing to make infrastructure development a high priority, the adoption of BIM has become a critically important step towards minimizing lifecycle building costs and improving the design quality of their built assets. The report makes evident that the desire to become an industry leader is an aspect of the BIM policies of Singapore and the U.K. To this end, a significant impact of these BIM mandates has been to ensure that construction sectors are becoming more globally competitive.”
The UK government mandate to introduce level 2 BIM to all Government property projects by 2016 has gone a long way to influence the involvement of BIM in the UK and the repert highlights several key areas: