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Fresh guidance aims to boost SMEs' BIM uptake

New guidance on the use of building information modelling has received an endorsement from the Cabinet Office and a favourable response from industry bodies.

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First Steps to BIM Competence: A Guide for Specialist Contractors has been developed jointly by the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group and the NationalSpecialist Contractors’ Council, in collaboration with the University of Northumbria’s BIM Academy.

While most larger contractors have engaged with BIM, the lack of uptake from smaller companies in the supply chain has been a growing cause for concern.

The use of level 2 BIM on public sector projects will be mandatory from 2016.

David Frise, head of sustainability at the B&ES and chairman of the SEC Group/NSCC BIM Working Group, said there was a growing need for companies to raise their level of involvement.

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