Paul Morrell: BIM is 'unstoppable'
The government’s chief construction adviser Paul Morrell has described the rise of building information modelling as ‘unstoppable’
Speaking at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Industry group chairman’s debate, Morrell said that companies who adopt BIM will be offering an unanswerable business advantage to customers, reported sister title Construction News.
He said: ‘There will be spectacular change – we are only just beginning to understand the scale of what can be achieved and the amount of waste that can be eliminated from the system.’
Contractors gave examples at the debate of how using BIM enabled them to spot clashes and correct them at the model stage, embracing the concept of BIM.
However there were concerns expressed about the level of investment required for those who are less far advanced, particularly smaller companies.
See here for further details on the debate.