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Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds2007 witnessed one of the worst global financial crises in history. The collapse of banks, government bail-outs, the down-turn in construction, huge job losses and an unprecedented housing crisis led the world to re-think the way it works. Governments across the world started to re-build their economies and the construction industry responded by investing in technology to improve efficiency and reduce waste. Social pressures, such as population growth and sustainable development exacerbated the issues, driving global competition to find a solution. The global construction race was on and countries including the US, the UK, Germany, France, South Korea, and China sought to find the next big idea in construction to future-proof the industry.

Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsThe UK Government led the way and in 2016 mandated BIM Level 2 on all publicly procured projects. The UK Government’s Construction 2025 Plan followed with the aim of delivering it’s building projects 50% faster than current lead times citing BIM as fundamental to achieving this. This week we will discuss how the UK Government’s demand for BIM Level 2 on all government-funded projects has set the standard for the industry and is a major driver for holistic BIM-adoption, both nationally and globally. The world has looked at measures to safeguard against a repeat of the 2007 financial crisis and the UK construction industry has identified BIM as the answer.

Welcome to week two

On this second week of the course you will progress to the second and third units of the BRE-AG professional qualification

This week you will

  • analyse the BIM maturity levels

  • explore the standards and procedures upon which BIM is based

Your task

Explore the literature to find out what BIM levels (types) are used in your region? What is the rate of BIM uptake and is it increasing?

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