iMET - The BIM Journey
A case study in the practical application of BIM Level 2, offering lessons learned and key findings to inform BIM integration within future built environment projects.
BIM has already begun to revolutionise the way in which buildings are designed and delivered, and its collaborative use to optimise design, mitigate risk and maximise cost savings for clients is increasingly being seen across the industry.
There are two significant groups that appear most reticent in the increased application of BIM; clients and the general supply-chain.
Although the Cabinet Office mandate the use of BIM Level 2 for Government departments, there are several reasons why clients are reluctant to adopt BIM, including:
- A general misconception of the application and benefits of BIM
- The use of BIM requires resource at the feasibility stage
- A BIM project requires management in a different way
The delivery of BIM is practical and delivers operational benefits. That said, there is a requirement to provide early, detailed, proposals on the actual proposed use of the building, as well as a need to ensure early adoption by the whole supply chain.