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The Construction Innovation Hub’s new Information interoperability: business benefits case helps organisations to understand and unlock the benefits of information interoperability.

Produced by the BIM Interoperability Expert Group the tool is easy to use to identify the specific business benefits by organisation type and by role focus – strategic, management and delivery across five of the BIM Interoperability Expert Group workstreams.

The organisational types cover key functions across the demand and supply chain, ranging from owner occupiers to manufacturers, all of who can derive benefits and value from enabling, supporting and implementing information interoperability.

Andy Boutle, workstream lead for communications and engagement - education and skills and head of BIM at Kier Construction, said, “ I’m really pleased to go live with the business benefits case tool for information interoperability, which is the first piece of work to come out of the Education and Skills workstream. Interoperable information is key to unlocking the benefits of working to the standards and guidance set out within the UK BIM Framework.

“The development of this tool has been a collaborative effort, with input from the whole BIEG, to produce what we hope will be a useful resource, that helps support conversations with your colleagues, clients and suppliers around the plain language business benefits of interoperable information delivery - therefore we have taken an approach that looks at these benefits from the individual perspective of different types of organisation.

“You can begin to navigate through the tool by two initial approaches; either by your organisational type or by the interoperability topic. Either way you will end up being able to see the ‘value to you’ statements, key benefits and their relevance by role focus - strategic, management or delivery.

“We plan to continue to develop the tool with links between specific benefits and further learning and skills resources, so it becomes a centrally accessible learning resource for what the BIEG produces to support industry.”

We will be engaging with stakeholder groups in due course, to help facilitate future development and welcome feedback on the tool at

In the video below Andy Boutle takes us through the new interactive tool

Notes to editor

The Construction Innovation Hub is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The Construction Innovation Hub brings together worldclass expertise from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), BRE and the Centre for Digital Built Britain to transform the UK Construction Industry.