The global construction market is forecast to grow by over 70% by 2025 (Construction 2025, Industrial Strategy: government and industry in partnership, HM Government, July 2013). Along with the below ambitious aspirations, fundamental change must happen.
These savings can only be realised with the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digitisation within the construction Industry - Niraj Mistry, Head of BIM at Stroma Certification.
Below I have extracted construction industry growth trends between 2012 and 2016 from the Office for National Statistics and taken into account anecdotal observations from my procurement article.
Infrastructure, new housing, schools and colleges are the highest areas of construction output, with the five-year trend remaining relatively stable.
Infrastructure typically includes roads and motorways, railways and underground railways, bridges and tunnels, utility projects for fluids, utility projects for electricity and telecommunications, water projects, and other civil engineering projects.
Given that these assets are likely to be around for many years, the argument for the use of digital construction is very strong here. There are significant potential benefits to the operational and in-use management of these assets by adopting BIM. Surely this is the skeleton and circulatory and nervous system of a future digital built Britain?
New housing construction output has seen a significant increase over the past five years, and if you are actively looking at new work, you will agree that this trend is set to continue. Infrastructure has the next highest output and has shown stability over the past five years. The largest growth has been with offices, schools and universities, showing a two-fold increase in the past five years.
From an engineering and energy background, Niraj has over 10 years’ experience of developing national occupational standards, specifications, standards, qualifications and certification schemes for personnel and organisations.
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