All publicly funded projects should now be using BIM level 2, but many businesses still don’t fully understand what this entails. To help raise awareness, EPIC has released a guidance document on Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The National BIM Report 2016 states that only 54% of construction professionals surveyed are currently aware and are using it on some projects[1]. With BIM level 3 on the horizon, the EPIC guidance paper is aimed at helping those who have not yet engaged to better understand the importance of effectively using BIM now. The document describes what Building Information Modelling is and how it is employed to allow the design team to generate a comprehensive virtual 3D model of a building. It also covers successful implementation of BIM, the software available, the use of insulated panels in BIM, and the future of digital modelling.

When BIM becomes part of the build process, it can help improve standards, enhance profitability, stream line processes, and make product information more easily accessible; inevitably leading to more satisfied customers. Having manufacturers’ objects in BIM allows more accurate specification, costings, and quantities. It also ensures better management of information at every stage of a building’s life to reduce waste, drive better value, optimise performance, and provide a better end product for the user.

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