GroupBC’s reflections on UK BIM Alliance report

Posted by Erica Coulehan on 18/02/2019

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GroupBC’s reflections on UK BIM Alliance report

The UK BIM Alliance has published its annual report highlighting the Alliance’s successes in 2018 – including its projects, engagement and operations – and its forthcoming aims and objectives for 2019

The report covers 2018’s quarterly Alliance Forums, which are open-invite events in which decisions regarding the ‘digital transformation of the construction industry’ are debated. The report also contains information on the Alliance’s Product Data Working Group. This committed collective of industry specialists came together to create a report on Product Data, which was subsequently disseminated to the construction industry. 

Other notable elements of the UK BIM Alliance activities in 2018 included the renewed focus on the Communities groups, of particular interest to GroupBC were the BIM Regions Thames Valley meeting, and the new BIM4Estates, supporting asset owners and managers.

As patrons of the UK BIM Alliance, GroupBC actively supports the Alliance’s enduring commitment to BIM education. GroupBC participated in the Technology Group, presenting as part of the team at DCW 2018, as well as the Forums, and is proud to support the industry’s transformative journey. It is fantastic to see the Alliance gain traction and now liaising with a number of key industry bodies and organisations such as CIC, BSI, CDBB and ICE.

Stuart Bell, GroupBC Sales and Marketing Director comments: “The past year has seen some exciting initiatives as the various industry organisations mature and become more affiliated. UK BIM Alliance play an important role in the continued education around standards, as we move from the UK PAS1192 towards more the international  ISO 19650 standard. We’re also delighted with the focus on asset owners with the new BIM4Estates and we hope to be involved directly and through our own customers” 

It is equally affirming to see the Alliance’s bright future, including the new additions to its Executive team. With strong implementation, engagement and operations strategies for 2019, the UK BIM Alliance will no doubt achieve its aim to ensure BIM becomes ‘business as usual’ in the construction industry.