The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group are supporting and helping deliver the objectives of the Government Construction Strategy and the requirement to strengthen the public sector’s capability in BIM implementation with the aim that all central government departments will be adopting, as a minimum, collaborative Level 2 BIM by 2016. 

Their hypothesis is simple: that significant improvement in cost, value and carbon performance can be achieved through the use of open sharable asset information. They will also be helping the supply chain unlock more efficient and collaborative ways of work throughout the entire project and asset life-cycle end to end. The task group brings together expertise from industry, government, public sector, institutes and academia. The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet office on 31 May 2011.

The report announced the Governments intention to require: collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016. Essentially the UK Government has embarked with industry on a four year programme for sector modernisation with the key objective of: reducing capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20%. Central to these ambitions is the adoption of information rich Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies, process and collaborative behaviours that will unlock new more efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life-cycle. As we embark upon this journey it is vital that we can raise awareness of the BIM programme and requirements and ensure that a consistent message is delivered to the supply chain, share best practice and allow a feedback route back to the Task Group. For more information and resources see their website: www.bimtaskgroup.org