Building Information Modelling (or BIM) focuses on digital collaboration within the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. It sounds like a very futuristic notion, but is BIM the future? We think not, BIM is very much now. It is mandated on public sector contracts in England and Wales – it also has an increasing resonance globally. But which countries actually have regulations related to BIM?
In 2017, the BIM Innovation Capability Programme (BICP) produced a report: McAuley, B., Hore, A. and West R. (2017) BICP Global BIM Study – Lessons for Ireland’s BIM Programme Published by Construction IT Alliance (CitA) Limited, 2017. doi:10.21427/D7M049.
The report mainly focuses on evidence of regulated BIM within chosen countries. The findings in the regulations are summarised in the table below.
Information reproduced from: McAuley, B., Hore, A. and West R. (2017) BICP Global BIM Study – Lessons for Ireland’s BIM Programme Published by Construction IT Alliance (CitA) Limited, 2017. doi:10.21427/D7M049
Although the UK is pushing to be a leader in BIM with its globally influential programme, the Scandinavian countries have had BIM regulations in place for almost decade. France, Germany and Spain have rapidly evolving programmes. China, Hong Kong and Singapore had their regulations in place before the UK, along with Dubai.
Each country has local requirements or thresholds with respect to BIM. UK based organisations and those overseas too are beginning to find that the adoption of the PAS 1192 suite of Standards is satisfactory to demonstrate their BIM capability to their Clients and Employers.
We are committed to helping the AEC industry achieve compliance with PAS 1192 and other related BIM standards. Whether you are a company based in England and Wales or a global business we would be interested in speaking to you about BIM and BIM Certification.
Niraj Mistry, BIM Lead Assessor