Digital built Britain: level 3 building information modelling - strategic plan

HM, Government (2015) Digital built Britain: level 3 building information modelling - strategic plan. Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS), UK. [Other]

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[Ministerial Foreword] Construction is a sector where Britain has a strong competitive edge. We have world class capability in architecture, design and engineering and British companies are leading the way in delivering sustainable construction solutions. It is also a sector with considerable growth opportunities with the global construction sector forecast to grow by up to 70% by 2025.

We are not starting from scratch. The Government in collaboration with industry has already committed to the Level 2 BIM programme as well as investing £220M in the development of a High Performance Computing programme and over £650M in the delivery of transformational high speed Broadband across the UK by 2015. We have a recent track record of world class construction deliveries such as the 2012 Olympics and Crossrail the largest construction project in Europe now reaching the half-way point. We have seen the global reaction to our Level 2 BIM programme’s successful delivery and significant cost savings which have greatly assisted the construction costs savings of £840M in 2013/4, with several major EU nations including France and Germany announcing similar BIM programmes.

If we want to retain our strength in this economy we cannot stand by. We need concerted joint action from Government, Industry and Academia working in partnership toward the success of the sector and ensuring that benefits are felt across the rest of the economy. The Information Economy is transforming the way we live and work. It is crucial to our success on the global stage and to facing the challenges of urbanisation and globalisation that we grasp the opportunity that Digital Built Britain presents.

[RT Hon Dr Vince Cable MP - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade]

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Additional Information: A vast number of individuals and organisations have been involved in the process of developing this strategy, many have been involved it the working groups. We would like to thank everyone for giving up their time and talent to this project. The project has been chaired by Mark Bew MBE, Hosted by University College London, Project delivered by Tim Broyd, Homeira Shayesteh and Kinda Al-Sayed, directed by the leadership team consisting of
- Paul Morrell Paul Morrell Consulting
- Alexi Marmot UCL
- Simon Murray S A Murray Ltd
- Jeremy Watson UCL/Willis
- Sean McGuire Xyratec/Seagate
- Barry Blackwell BIS
- Simon Rawlinson EC Harris
The following table summarises many individuals who input into work streams, review groups and those who have been consulted, during the course of developing this strategy [pp. 40-41].
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 23748
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Depositing User: Homeira Shayesteh
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 09:19
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 09:48

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