In April 2016, UK Government made Building Information Modelling (BIM) – or compliance with PAS 1192-2 - a requirement for all public sector projects. Construction companies must now operate in compliance with BIM Level 2 in order to gain Government funding. However, despite this mandate, there is still a large proportion of the construction industry which is yet to embed BIM into their organisations.
In early 2017, a survey carried out by BIM+ and Construction Manager revealed that almost half (49%) of clients did not make BIM a requirement on their projects and 38% had not yet worked with an organisation who implemented BIM. Whilst this is an improvement on 2016's results, the survey revealed how the construction industry is still reluctant to respond to the introduction of BIM. Respondents of the survey included a range of professionals from both small and large organisations in the construction chain. However, with larger contractors and designers having the most experience with BIM, it is clear that BIM has not been integrated across the depth of the supply chain.
Stroma Certification is leading certification body in the construction industry which is at the forefront of improving BIM competence for our members, clients and other stakeholders. With our industry experts’ guidance, and comprehensive BIM services, we intend to improve on the construction supply chain’s awareness of BIM and increase the amount of organisations requiring the BIM Level 2 mandate, which is currently only 20% according to the survey results. We offer a BIM Foundations Training course and BIM Certification Scheme to help organisations achieve and maintain certification against PAS 1192-2.
The survey revealed that 61% of respondents felt they had some confidence to deliver BIM Level 2, and only 22% of those are fully confident. Stroma Certification’s BIM Foundations Training course provides construction professionals and organisations with the knowledge and understanding to work within the requirements of BIM and to demonstrate their capabilities on public sector projects. Our 1-day course is competitively priced and introduces delegates to the principles and practices of BIM to clarify any uncertainties and promote confidence in the delivery of BIM.
The BIM Foundations Training course not only offers an understanding of BIM, but also outlines the benefits that formal certification can have for your organisation. One of the main concerns surrounding BIM is that it is an additional expense to a company. However, BIM can integrate with your existing processes and reduce costs. 60% of those who have already implemented BIM agreed that BIM has reduced costs and saved time and 73% also agreed that there had been positive results in enhancing collaboration throughout the construction supply chain.
Book your place on Stroma Certification’s BIM Foundations Training course to learn how BIM can improve efficiencies and reduce costs in your organisation and to comply with the Government mandated BIM Level 2.