Government says it will develop new standard for construction to “maintain global leadership”


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The government has committed to developing and rolling out the next level of BIM standards - BIM level three - in policy documents published as part of the Budget yesterday.

The Budget document says: “The government will develop the next digital standard for the construction sector - building information modelling 3 - to save owners of built assets billions of pounds a year in unnecessary costs, and maintain the UK’s global leadership in digital construction.”

The government launched a mandate for all centrally-procured projects to be delivered using BIM level two four years ago, kickstarting a digital revolution in construction, but there had been concern it would drop its commitment to the policy after the BIM level two mandate comes into force next month on 4 April.