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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

Introduction and context of this report

In 2016 the UK Government mandated the use of Building Information Modelling (‘BIM’) Level 2 on all centrally procured public construction projects. After three years of mandatory BIM adoption, senior figures across the construction industry and in government have called for greater clarity on 1) the benefits of BIM as it is currently used, and 2) the next phase of the digital transformation of asset management (i.e. extending the current uses of BIM) and the associated benefits.

In response, the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB)1 commissioned PwC to develop two methodology documents to outline an approach to provide clarity in the two respective areas introduced above. It is intended that in a subsequent phase of work, these methodologies will be applied to case study projects to collate the necessary evidence and report on any benefits, in order to provide the clarity that industry and government have called for.

This document provides the methodology for the first area above, i.e. assessing the benefits of BIM based on the current UK definitions of BIM. This document builds on the 2018 PwC BIM benefits work4 commissioned by Innovate UK, that set out a methodology for measuring the benefits of BIM Level 2. This report extends the 2018 methodology to clarify the benefits of BIM as it is currently used. The previous PwC BIM benefits work is publicly available on the CDBB website.

To read the full report click here.