Six months after the Government’s deadline, how well is BIM Level 2 working in practice?  And, with the BIS’s planned £15m investment in Level 3, what might the next three years hold for BIM?

Was it worth it?

Cost vs benefit and consider the alternative

It’s firstly maybe defining what we mean by BIM Level 2. It’s the standard process as defined in the PAS 1192 standards – it’s not BIM equals just a 3D model.


If you look at what has been achieved and how we are now viewed in an international arena against how much it has cost us – then the answer has to be a resounding ‘yes’.

In terms of the cost, it has largely been the cost of running the BIM Task Group for five years, the funding of the standards and a few million pounds of technology investment through…

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