Are you ready for the Government strategy on BIM?

There has been much comment, speculation and debate recently about the Government BIM strategy and all that it implies and demands. I was at the launch in London and just looking at the crowd who turned up and reading some of the name badges you could tell that on the surface at least, we as UK Plc are beginning to take this thing called Building Information Modelling (BIM) seriously.

My question therefore is not about paying BIM lip service, but are we actually ready as a nation to grab hold of this new process and way of working and make best use of it?

In the past we have come up with some revolutionary ideas, inventions etc, and have all but given them away, or allowed other countries to become world leaders in lets face it, “our” technology.
BIM may not be ours, but that does not stop us being the best in the world at it. Look West and you will see the US has a two year jump start over the rest of us. Look East and you will see nations such as Germany, Russia and China already gaining pace and I do not think they will hand the baton to us if we just ask nicely.

So are we really ready? Are you really ready? Not your nation, your company – you?
Answers on a postcard please….

About Gary Ross - Capita Symonds
Having been trained by Capita Symonds as a mechanical services engineer in my youth, I made the move across to CAD in the late eighties. I've tried very hard to remain between engineering and CAD since then, and this has benefitted me in the rise of BIM. I joined Autodesk in 2007 working both with clients using Revit MEP, and also driving development changes in the software. I returned to Capita in 2011 and now drive BIM adoption and excellence across our offices and projects. I sit on the CIBSE BIM panel, the BSRIA BG6 for BIM committee, and run the Revit UK and Revit MUGs groups on LinkedIn. In my free time I try to fit in my love of MotoGP and my own bike, with spending time with my partner Lorraine and my three beautiful daughters.

One Response to Are you ready for the Government strategy on BIM?

  1. You have probably been reading in the news lately about government strategies to reduce personal debt. You can see it and hear it just about everywhere. While it is quite true that there are programs in place, you have to be careful where you get that information, and what you have to do for it. That sounds like a strange thing to say, but seriously, there are scam artists everywhere, and they are waiting to pounce on you.

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