New NBS BIM survey will gauge industry reaction

NBS has started work on its last national BIM (Building Information Modelling) survey before level 2 BIM becomes mandatory on all publically funded projects in 2016. The results are due to be published in the spring of 2015.

This latest survey will examine issues such as scepticism around the wealth of information available on BIM and lack of standardisation Only 27% of respondents to the last survey said they trusted what they hear about BIM, and only a quarter said that current levels of standardisation are adequate.

Since the results of the 2014 NBS national BIM survey were published, NBS has launched the NBS BIM object standard to try to tackle this issue The new survey will gauge industry reaction.

The 2014 survey found that 70% of those using BIM believe that using BIM has given them a competitive advantage.

Awareness of BIM is now almost universal at 95%. Adoption rates are also accelerating, with 54% of respondents using it in 2014, up 15% on 2013.

93% of respondents predicted they would adopt BIM by the 2016 Government deadline.

Since its inception in early 2011, the survey has charted the rise of the use and awareness of BIM, as well as highlighting the challenges people face in moving to BIM.

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