The BIM4FM group is a steering committee made up from industry stakeholders representing the built environment supported by the Cabinet Office Government Property Unit, which has the objective of supporting Facilities Management’s involvement within BIM and Government Soft Landings projects.
BIM4FM recently undertook a survey looking at the current perceptions of BIM; the results of the survey brought to light some interesting findings.
The encouraging finding was that 65% of the respondents had heard of BIM, and that there was a belief that the use of BIM will lead to on-going performance improvements in post occupancy and handover.
The report indicated that the key areas to benefit would be lifecycle management (74.5%), improved efficiencies (68.1%) and better reporting of data (62%).
The report produced a surprising finding by indicating 26.5% of the respondents had already used BIM on a project, however further investigation of this figure indicated a degree of confusion of the definition and understanding of BIM and its capabilities.
The BIM4FM group will focus its attention on addressing the confusion and develop an industry support programme to educate and inform the industry .
Read an overview of the survey results or for further information on the BIM4FM group contact Jo Harris of BSRIA on 01344 465586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.