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A new era for digital technologies helping to reform the construction industry

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New guidance on Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the construction industry is now available.

Essential new guidance for all suppliers on the use of digital technologies in the construction industry (known as Building Information Modelling or BIM) is available on the BIM Task Group website including:

The BIM Task Group website now has ‘lab space’ so suppliers can swap ideas and develop new solutions, helping to keep the UK at the forefront of digital technology innovation and development.

Chloe Smith, Parliamentary Secretary said:

We want the UK to remain global pioneers so, by 2016, all central government projects will be implementing digital technologies (Building Information Modelling known as BIM).

That’s why it’s so important to have a one-stop website for suppliers – the BIM Task Group and the Construction Industry Council have listened to the industry and its clients to produce clear guidance and standards, fit for the modern construction environment.

We’re competing in a global marketplace and new ways of working like BIM will help to keep the UK at the forefront of digital technology innovation and attract investment.

Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise said:

What is being published today marks a significant milestone for the implementation of BIM across the construction sector. I congratulate the BIM Task Group and the Construction Industry Council in bringing all parts of the industry together to produce such valuable work.

BIM Task Group is an independent voice to push the adoption of digital technologies as government moves to mandate the use of BIM on all new government construction projects from 2016.

It is funded by the Construction Industry Council and provides reports and insight to support the Government Construction strategy.