Whilst Australia continues to debate the merits of whether we should have a whole of government or whole of industry taskforce and whether to mandate or not to mandate BIM, the UK has quietly launched the Level 3 BIM Strategic Plan 12 months prior to the end date for the Level 2 Plan which has netted the UK government an estimated £840 million in savings. Why are we so far behind?

Leading the charge globally The Level 2 BIM program launched back in 2011 was considered very ambitious for its time but has allowed the UK to deliver major projects and infrastructure, including the 2012 Olympics and Cookham Wood Prison with quantifiable savings. The innovative strategy has been touted as key…