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Industry feedback sought for 2019 national BIM survey

Ninth annual survey of industry experiences with the adoption and use of BIM is now seeking industry feedback on the role such technologies play in construction

An annual survey looking at the use, adoption and challenges from Building Information Modelling (BIM) services has been launched to get a view of the UK market for such technologies over the last 12 months.

Technology group NBS, which has overseen the BIM survey for nearly a decade, has said that digital technology and tools are expected to play an increasingly vital role over the coming year in helping address challenges facing the building services and construction sector.

The claims have been made to mark the launch of its ninth annual BIM survey that seeks to gauge industry attitudes to BIM adoption.

NBS chief executive Richard Waterhouse said the 2019 findings would look at how groups adopting or continuing to use BIM were adjusting to the technology, as well as where any issues may lie in terms of take up. 

He said, “The industry is always improving, but we also see new challenges and problems that require new solutions and there’s no doubt that digital technology is a big part of how we will tackle this in 2019 and beyond.

The group’s previous findings surveyed 808 individuals or organisations during early 2018, a survey group representing both large and small organisations involved in the building sector.

NBS noted that the findings recorded the largest growth in BIM usage since 2014. However, the group said there were also frustrations for industry over the speed with which BIM was being adopted at an industry level.

This included concerns about a perceived lack of enforcement by government to make use of the modelling for projects.

Responses to this year’s survey will be accepted until March and can be submitted online here.

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