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Less than a week left to complete BIM-readiness survey

Building services companies have less than one week to complete the industry’s leading BIM-readiness survey.

This sector-wide survey, run by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) alongside the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and BSRIA, has the support of key stakeholders including SELECT, BEAMA and the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES), among others.

It is expected to inform the government, the building services engineering sector and its stakeholders where the sector stands in the lead-up to BIM Level 2 becoming mandatory for Whitehall-procured contracts next year. The results will be published in October.

ECA director of business services Paul Reeve said: “It’s vital that the sector, and our stakeholders, understand how ‘BIM ready’ we are ahead of significant changes to central government procurement. When the results are in, they will be shared with the key players inside government and the wider industry.”

CIBSE technical director Hywel Davies added: “The MEP sector is probably the most complicated aspect of delivering better information to improve the performance and operation of government buildings.

“This survey is vital for our sector to understand how ready we really are for BIM and what more we need to do to be fully prepared.”

BSRIA principal consultant and BIM specialist John Sands said: “This survey will help us all to identify where we are in the BIM journey and to enable us to plan the way forward to BIM maturity.

“With the implementation of the government’s Level 2 BIM mandate just a few months away, the industry should be in a position to make the most of the opportunities it will present.”

The survey, which is confidential and takes 10 minutes to complete, will run until Tuesday 15 September.

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