Construction adviser signals projects down to £5m will require the system

The government’s chief construction adviser Paul Morrell has indicated Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be rolled out on public construction projects over the next five years.

At a round-table discussion hosted by NBS at the RIBA, Morrell said BIM should be used on public projects down to £5m.

A recent report by the Innovation and Growth Team recommended a target of £50m, but Morrell branded this “unambitious”.

Morrell added: “The first year requirement is Excel and this will move right the way through to fully collaborative BIM.

“There will be a milestone at the end of every year that you need to be at this point or whatever point to work for the government.

“The five year programme will be announced in June.”