While BIM has been around for some time now, increasingly there have been concerns about its application to the industry, with a shortage of training and information provided to help maximise upon the potential benefits which it can offer. This has then been highlighted yet further along with a governmental statement for centrally procured projects having to display the usage of Level 2 BIM technology – as such, the importance of organisations being able to achieve this, is high.

Of course, the announcement is one which has been well received by the industry as a whole, with the usage of BIM now regarded somewhat as a best practice measure that can assist in the minimisation of costs, as well as improve upon the added value of construction projects; this, in effect being made possible through the provision of information on design being far more shareable and manageable, whilst also simultaneously encouraging efficiencies both up and down the supply chain.

Yet in support of this, a recent resource has been announced to provide industry professionals with further knowledge on the topic of BIM, providing something of a one-stop-shop resource of all information that the modern construction industry professional may need to know, all in a downloadable format with official guidance documentation.

Not only will this new resource provide essential support for organisations in maximising the potential of BIM, but will also provide industry professionals with the knowledge they require to succeed in the industry of today, tomorrow, and onto and into the future; this being most evident in the BIM Task Group’s notion that the next step will be to push towards a Level 3 BIM standard, “Which is where we can start to imagine construction as a service, where you trade upon the outcomes,” added BIM Task Group’s David Philp further.