Survey suggests industry isn’t ready for mandatory BIM target

  • 30 Jun 2015

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UK Construction Week Survey

74% of the professionals surveyed do not believe the industry is ready.

The research, which questioned over 1,200 professionals, found that 74% of respondents believed the industry will fall short of this target, which is due to come into effect for all procurement projects from central government and its agencies next year.

A further 62% of respondents replied that they do not understand what is required in order to meet the demands of BIM Level 2.

In particular, the results uncovered a tension between the expectations of the specification community and the perceived demand for BIM-compliant products by manufacturers and suppliers.

Nearly 71% of non-manufacturing respondents believe that suppliers are no moving quickly enough to provide BIM-ready information, whilst 41% of manufacturers said there is not enough demand for BIM-ready components.

Adapting to BIM

Looking at the barriers to more widespread adoption of BIM, the most-cited challenges are:

  • A lack of in-house expertise (25%)
  • Inadequate understanding within the supply chain (15%)
  • Limited time to commit to training (14%)

Overwhelmingly, 96% of respondents replied that there is a need for greater support and training in BIM, whilst only 23% of respondents admitted to actively seeking out employees with existing BIM skills.

Overall acceptance and adoption of BIM does appear to be rising, with 85% of respondents claiming that its introduction is a positive development for the industry.

Paul Oakley Associate Director at BRE commented: ñThe creation of accurate, complete and unambiguous information delivered from a single source is a fundamental principle of BIM. It is therefore somewhat ironic that the industry has to struggle with multiple sources and levelled information in order to ascertain the requirements for BIM Level 2.î

Richard Morey, Group Event Director at Media 10, the event company behind UK Construction Week, commented: ñIt’s interesting that the survey results have revealed such a gulf between the expectations and reality of BIM implementation.

ñIt’s clear that there’s still a high level of confusion about what’s needed across the industry and there’s an obvious thirst for high quality information and training _ which is exactly what we are aiming to provide through the dedicated BIM Prospects Theatre at UK Construction Week.î


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