From next year, all new publicly procured construction projects must be compatible with BIM Level 2.
The benchmark industry event on digital modelling in construction, BIM2015 will explore the benefits and challenges beyond the model, asking what can and cannot be achieved using BIM to operate and manage assets. Representatives from a number of UK leading clients, contractors and consultants will address the conference, including the Environment Agency, TfL, HS2, Laing O'Rourke, Atkins, and the UK Government.
ICE's BIM Action Group will announce the 2015 results of its annual BIM heat map survey at the conference. Since 2013 the Group's survey has served as a barometer for overall industry understanding of BIM in UK construction. So far, the results suggest that industry awareness of BIM has increased since 2013, but that more still needs to be done to increase knowledge of how to incorporate BIM into projects.
The conference forms part of ICE's "Industry Transformation" campaign, aimed to support industry's efforts to become more innovative and ready to embrace change, new methods and processes. ICE has designed the event to assist industry in utilising and understanding the role BIM has to play in driving the transformation of industry, as a way of helping the sector meet the UK 2025 Construction Goals.
Nathan Baker, ICE Director of Engineering Knowledge, commented:
"We believe that BIM and its processes have the power to help transform the construction industry. Led by ICE's BIM Action Group we have worked over the past five years to promote the use of BIM and realise its full benefits. ICE is now developing resources to help industry move from basic awareness to advanced levels of understanding and this conference provides a key vehicle to enable that shift."
For the first time in 2015 ICE are introducing a mobile event guide to the BIM conference for attendees featuring speaker information, session schedules, sponsors and details on how to network with fellow attendees.
It is accessible from all devices with an internet browser: smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
For more information about ICE BIM 2015 and how to access the app, visit the conference website.
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