BIM? never heard of it...
Only one in 10 quantity surveyors is using building information modelling (BIM), according to a survey by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS).
Among building surveyors the take up is even more limited, with just 3% using it regularly.
In fact, 60% of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) members seem to know virtually nothing about it. BCIS surveyed 8,500 RICS quantity surveying and building surveying members on behalf of the RICS BIM steering group, to gauge awareness, and understanding of BIM, and engagement with the initiative.
The government’s BIM strategy paper, published in June 2011, called for collaborative BIM working on projects by 2016. The BCIS-BIM survey shows that the industry has a long way to go to make this possible.
BCIS executive director Joe Martin, a member of the RICS BIM steering group, said:
“This survey reinforces the assertion in the government’s BIM Strategy paper that ‘the effective adoption of BIM technologies by cost consultants and planners has been slow to date’ with a general lack of awareness.
“It also however reflects an understanding that the profession needs to engage in the process, along with the positive desire of the industry for training and the establishment of standards.
“There is a requirement for the industry to address these areas of concern and educate the mass market to the significant time and cost benefits that can be achieved through the successful implementation of BIM which can only be achieved by the industry working cohesively to set criteria and standards.”
Source : http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk