Driving progress - Construction 2025 and BIM
The UK Government’s Construction 2025 strategy sets out a long-term vision for improvements in efficiency within the construction industry. The main targets are to reduce the overall delivery time of projects whilst also lowering construction costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The strategy also aims to reduce the trade gap between total exports and total imports for construction products and materials.
Deep rooted in this strategy is the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), a collaborative process which not only produces multi dimensional models of a facility but also manages all the data about it from conceptual design through its working life and then into demolition when needed.
BIM is about intelligent use of data through collaborative working, it is the industry embracing advances in technology and the digital world to integrate better and achieve higher standards across the board whilst meeting the demands of the 21st century. The Government has acknowledged the benefits of BIM, defined its ecosystem and has mandated its use for all state funded projects from 2016.
Recognising that progress in the construction industry is heavily fuelled by developments in technology is something that we have been doing for over 50 years and BIM is no exception. Having used BIM on a significant number of our projects, many WYG teams are now ready to work at BIM Level 2 helping to lead the evolution of the UK construction industry.
To talk to us about BIM or your project requirements contact us today.