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UK BIM Programme

CDBB has been tasked by BEIS to act as the custodians of the integrity of the UK BIM Programme and to be recognised both nationally and internationally as that institution. This includes:

  • knowledge sharing to develop and inspire an industrial community who, combined with academics and policy makers, will provide leadership on adopting and implementing new digital approaches;
  • co-ordinating and delivering a range of events and activities designed to engage industry in defining and adopting BIM for the operation and integration of assets; rethinking their business models; and reflecting on the ways in which they use technologies, data and analytics to deliver social outcomes through the built environment;
  • an education & training programme;
  • liaising with national and international standard bodies to create and modify technical standards and protocols which will remain relevant to UK needs and which support industry adoption and implementation of BIM;
  • providing a conduit between industry and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) to promote a security-minded approach to BIM and to digital construction more broadly, and to ensure that new developments are disseminated appropriately;
  • promoting the UK BIM Programme internationally to grow potential export markets. 

CDBB will support existing communities and strategic organisation work to promote BIM, including government departments (central, local and their agencies), UK BIM Alliance, Digital Transformation Network, buildingSMART, Institution of Civil Engineers’ Digital Transformation Advisory Board, BIM4, BSI, Future Cities Catapult, Construction Leadership Council, Construction Industry Council, Digital Catapult, Alan Turing Institute, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Ordinance Survey, Geospatial Commission, and the Chartered Institute of Building.

Public Sector BIM Working Group (PSBWG)

The PSBWG is building on the initial BIM programme, with the aim of providing strategic leadership to help embed BIM as ‘Business As Usual’ within HM Government Departments, and in turn within their supply chains.

The PSBWG aims to support Department’s continued development and Deployment of common practices and new ways of working, whilst being cognisant of each Department’s operating model, in order to lay the foundations for future developments in BIM.

Through benefits realisation management, measurement and reporting, along with case studies, the group is building a better understanding of the benefits of BIM, with the aim of increasing commitment to and accountability for BIM adoption.

Home Nations Working Group (HNWG)

The “HNWG” for short, brings together the four UK national BIM programmes with the purpose of developing consistency of messaging and promoting a shared understanding of the value proposition afforded by a co-ordinated approach to a digitised UK Built Environment. The HNWG will provide a platform to:

  • Share experiences in the implementation of BIM;
  • Co-ordinate the sharing of BIM knowledge and collateral across programmes;
  • support the UK transition towards ISO19650-1 and 2 with clear and unified messaging to industry;
  • manage the interface between the Centre for Digital Built Britain, and the various devolved UK government BIM and digital built environment programmes.

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