'UK is market leader in terms of the intellectual development & momentum behind BIM'

  • Date: 01/05/2013

Kim Vernau (CEO) will be attending the JCT Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception on 1st May at the House of Commons hosted by Sir Tony Baldry MP. The keynote speech will be delivered by Richard Saxon CBE who is advising the government on maximising the growth effect from BIM.

Kim comments on Richard's speech on BIM and its impact on the UK’s construction industry:

"Saxon’s report clearly demonstrates that the UK is the market leader in terms of the intellectual development and momentum behind Building Information Modelling (BIM), considered to be a game-changing technological and cultural process for the construction sector.

“The implementation of BIM in the UK will raise productivity, provide better buildings, faster and cheaper and these innovative technologies represent an opportunity for the UK professional services sector to become a powerful international player in construction. 

“The UK’s Level 2 BIM Policy, Soft Landings and Digital Build Britain concepts are world leading and have  positioned us ahead of the USA who have historically dominated the vendor and user markets. With BIM’s future now firmly in the UK’s hands, there is the opportunity for the UK to lead EU construction policy development in the future.

“BIM provides an opportunity to boost economic growth from projects in developing countries, which need to import design and construction services. BIM adoption throughout project cycles, from inception to occupancy, represents a further opportunity for growth, through the removal of risk, time, and cost, and the delivery of a differentiated level of service in construction projects across the globe.”

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