Cameron Government Requires BIM Construction Procurement for UK Public Projects by 2016

Across the pond, a revolution in construction procurement and supply chain logistics is happening with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and unlocking process efficiencies that can create better buildings and better-followed budgets.

Under the leadership of Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, the UK Government is implementing a construction strategy that states 3D Building Information Modeling will be a key part of the government’s procurement of public buildings and, by 2016 model-based BIM will be mandatory on all public sector projects, including delivery of all project and asset information, documentation and data.