BIM usage increases according to latest survey

News Item
23 May 2018
Nearly one in five respondents now adopt BIM on every project, the latest industry survey has found.

Conducted by National Building Specification (NBS), the eighth National BIM Survey investigated the current levels of adoption of Building Information Modelling, or Management, (BIM), as well as a forward look. The UK Government's adoption of BIM was also examined, with almost two-thirds of those questioned feeling that the Government was not enforcing its 2016 mandate for all centrally-funded projects to be delivered with fully collaborative 3D BIM.

"Although we may be a few years away from universal BIM adoption in the UK," commented Phil Brown, Technical Advisory Service Manager for Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, "this survey shows that BIM usage is increasing and definitely here to stay. Based on the questions we receive from colleagues there, it also appears that other parts of Europe are following the lead of the UK."

The survey polled the views of a range of large and small organisations including architects, BIM managers, clients, contractors, surveyors and engineers. Other headline results from the survey were: 

-  58% have confidence in their knowledge and skills in BIM
-  70% think that BIM is not sufficiently standardised yet
-  82% agree that BIM is the future of the design process

"The next stage for the glass and glazing industry," added Phil, "is to develop Product Data Templates in support of BIM objects. Even just for the glass sector - with its many products such as monolithic glass, laminated glass and insulating glass units - this will be a challenge. It is essential for our industry that all manufacturers and processors present digital data in a consistent way."

To read the NBS National BIM report 2018, please click here.

To access BIM objects for the Pilkington range of products, please click here.