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BIM survey targets building engineering services

Companies that operate in the building services and engineering sectors have been invited to take part in a BIM Readiness survey, run by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA).

The government aims to require the use of collaborative 3D BIM – also known as BIM Level 2 – on its centrally procured projects by spring 2016 in order to unlock innovation and benefits throughout the building project lifecycle.

Noting there are still different views on what BIM is, for the purpose of this survey ECA is describing Level 2 BIM as “the process of working with digital building information, including data-rich objects, which is effectively shared between those who are building and/or maintaining the building and its services”.

BIM involves using tools such as COBie, BS/PAS 1192, Soft Landings and the BIM Protocols.

The results of the survey will be shared with government departments, key stakeholders in the public and private sectors and survey participants.

The deadline for responses, which will be treated in confidence, is Tuesday, 15 September.

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