Achieving Level 2 BIM by 2016 in the UK

Ganah, Abdulkadir orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9911-8505 and John, Godfaurd Adjaie orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-5016-5909 (2014) Achieving Level 2 BIM by 2016 in the UK. In: The 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, June 23-25, 2014, Orlando, Florida.

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The growth and advantage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) has recently gained momentum in the expanding needs of the construction industry, one that varies across disciplines. The UK government is the largest public stakeholder client that has realized the benefits and advantages of BIM when used in procuring projects. The usage and adoption of BIM in all UK government-procured projects with a Level 2 BIM status will be mandatory by 2016. Will this target be achievable by 2016? This study investigates that possibility. A critical review of the BIM literature was carried out and the evidence based on the government target of 2016. At the current stage, it appears that Level 2 adoption is achievable by 2016 for large construction firms. However, the technology needs to be properly tailored to meet SMEs variables, if the Level 2 status is to be achieved for the entire industry.

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