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BIM guidance welcomed by Cabinet Office

New industry guidance on the use of building information modelling (BIM) by smaller construction companies has been endorsed by the Cabinet Office welcomed by industry bodies.

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The guidance, entitled First Steps to BIM Competence: A Guide for Specialist Contractors, has been put together by the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SECC) Group, the National Specialist Contractors’ (NSC) Council and the BIM Academy at the University of Northumbria.

The foreword of the guide has been written by David Philip, the head of BIM implementation at the Cabinet Office, who said that the surveying system “significantly altering the way in which the construction industry creates and cares for or its assets”. BIM sees construction professionals use advanced surveying equipment to create 3D models of the projects they are working on in order to enhance the quality and accuracy of the construction work.

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