On the road to getting BIM ready by 2016!

National Federation of Builders (NFB) member Barnes Construction of Ipswich is the latest beneficiary of the Federation’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) Exemplar Programme which is supported by Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).


Following an interactive workshop session delivered by the NFB in April this year, the company is now in possession of a detailed action plan for achieving their vision to ‘Get Ready’ to deliver construction projects to BIM Level 2 by 2016. With a view to running BIM on a soon to be identified pilot project, their actions range from developing company policy and staff training to implementing new technology, processes and systems across their operations and supply chain.


In a drive for increased efficiency and sustainability, in May 2011 the Cabinet Office published The Government’s Construction Strategy, which announced the UK government’s intention to require collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016.


Commenting on the support given so far Barnes’ Managing Director, Nick Fayers said “This first session was essential in helping us to recognise and understand the benefits that BIM will bring to our business and our clients. As such we have drawn up a detailed action plan, which we’re confident will see us successfully on our way to getting ready for the government’s 2016 agenda for BIM’.


As part of the Exemplar Programme, over the next 14 months the team at Barnes Construction will continue to work with the NFB to implement their action plan objectives.


For further information on the NFB’s BIM Exemplar Programme please call 0845 057 0041 or visit www.nfbtraining.co.uk

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