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The BIM maturity wedge

Watch Danny McGough use the Building Information Modelling (BIM) maturity wedge diagram to explore the different levels of BIM adoption.

Explore different levels of BIM adoption illustrated by the BIM maturity wedge diagram.

In this video, Danny McGough uses the BIM maturity diagram to summarise the changing levels of BIM adoption in the UK.

Danny highlights how various building experts differ in the way they approach solutions to problems, showing how BIM can be utilised to address the construction-related issues.

There are different levels of BIM adoption as represented in the diagram.

BIM level 0: the building practice concentrates on 2D drawings.

BIM level 1: developments in BIM incorporate standards, managed Computer-Aided Design (CAD), collaboration, etc.

BIM level 2: data from various disciplines get compiled though BIM execution plans, BIM data requirements and projects’ specific standards. This is the recommended minimum standard for the UK construction industry since 2016.

BIM level 3: more collaboration is expected. While level 2 is limited to 3D, level 3 incorporates 4D (construction sequencing), 5D (cost) and 6D (project life cycle information). It is the integration of these aspects which makes level 3 more encompassing although it is not yet clear how these aspects will be integrated.

The Designing Buildings Wiki provides further explanation of BIM maturity levels to compliment Danny’s video presentation.

Your task

Do you have any experience with using any of the levels of the BIM maturity wedge for information exchange? What do you think are the challenges faced in producing information within those levels?
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