‘Lack of client demand impeding adoption of BIM’

‘Lack of client demand impeding adoption of BIM’

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UK: A lack of demand from clients is standing in the way of the industry-wide adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM), a survey the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has found.

The RICS BIM survey revealed that 46% of respondents claimed minimal client demand for BIM was impeding its use on projects.

The survey also found that while 100% of respondents, from a broad spectrum of built environment disciplines, reported that they are now using or actively considering adopting BIM, 49% have not actually implemented a BIM strategy.

A current absence of standards, and insufficient IT and technology systems were also blamed by 17% and 15% of respondents respectively as further barriers restricting uptake.

The survey also revealed that while 75% of those surveyed have had some form of engagement with BIM, less than half of respondents have actually worked on a project where BIM was used in the past 12 months.

However, 50% are already investing in BIM training.

Source: Building.co.uk