BIM FAQs

Below are a selection of BIM FAQs that we get regularly asked. If there is any question missing – please let us know and we will get this list updated.

What is BIM an abbreviation of?

BIM is an abbreviation for Building Information Modelling. BIM is any building or construction that is populated with information or data and combined for the benefit of the project.
If you would like to improve your basic understanding of BIM then follow the link provided to view the BIM elearning® – BIM Awareness course.

What are the key deliverables of BIM?

Through careful consideration of project requirements BIM delivers improvements to the planning, design, process, technology, team, procurement, delivery and F.M. stages of a project.
If you would like to improve your basic understanding of BIM then follow the link provided to view the BIM elearning® – Project Deliverables – What to ask for and why? course.

What is the 2016 Government deadline?

The Government had stipulated that they require all centrally procured Government construction projects, no matter what size) to be delivered using BIM by 2016. This applies to the associated supply chain to these construction projects.
If you would like to find out more information about the importance of BIM Documentation then follow the link provided to view the BIM elearning® – UK Government BIM strategy and context course.

What is required by 2016?

Level 2 is required by 2016 which includes the creation of models with project data shared electronically in a common environment.
If you would like to find out more information about the importance of BIM Documentation then follow the link provided to view the BIM elearning® – UK Government BIM strategy and context course.

Why do I need BIM Documentation?

A concise format for your BIM Documentation will ensure that your clients and suppliers understand your commitment to the BIM process. Also your staff will learn at different speeds. By providing a concise and clear set of documents will ensure that your BIM strategy, policies, processed and software guides is available to support your company as it grows.
If you would like to find out more information about the importance of BIM Documentation then follow the link provided to view the BIM elearning® – The Benefits of BIM to a Project course.

What are the benefits of outsourcing BIM work to Cadnet?

We are dedicated to BIM and therefore have a wide range of knowledge, insight and hands on experience. We are based in the UK so we are well placed to service your business onsite or offsite. It is a relatively specialist subject and we take pride in our ability to keep up to date with the market requirements which we can ensure we are included into your knowledge and processes.

Are there any statistics that demonstrate the savings that can be made from adopting BIM?

There are limited proven statistics that can be published as they are in the main kept confidential to the companies that have benefitted from BIM. However the Government have released some generic figures and states that…

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