“There has been significant progress made “behind the scenes” this year, at high level industry stakeholder level, in relation to the recognition of the importance of BIM, but also the challenges that need to be overcome for full adoption” says Ralph Montague.

The establishment of the National BIM Council of Ireland (NBC) was an important achievement, with key representatives from both government and private sector, who are discussing and seeking a consistent approach to BIM, that will drive benefits and improvements for all. A defined strategy for BIM in Ireland is expected from the NBC by Q2 in 2017.

The launch of the BIM Innovation Capability Programme (BICP) is providing important research to support the deliberation of the National BIM Council, looking at…

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