December 19, 2013

UK Businesses encouraged to make more of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

The UK construction industry is currently experiencing a strong recovery and in order to keep up the trend, businesses in this sector are being encouraged to make more use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) or run the risk of being left behind by other countries across Europe and North America.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become increasingly popular in the construction industry in recent times. Its adoption by UK businesses is seen as something that needs to be increased if the UK wishes to retain its status as architectural leaders.

It is thought that the use of BIM can help to ease projects which are currently halted and could play an integral part in achieving many objectives for the construction sector over the next decade.

BIM works by giving contractors and architects a digital 3D image of the appearance of a building through each phase of construction. This enables businesses to determine any potential obstacles which might occur during the building process and make changes prior to any work being started. This can save significant amounts of money for contractors in the long term by improving the ability to keep projects within budget, ensure on-time delivery and avoid any unforeseen setbacks.

At Palmers Solicitors, our dedicated experts can assist with commercial agreements and the drafting and negotiation of bespoke and precise contracts, to seek to ensure that delays and disputes are averted where possible.

For more information, please contact Adam Davis.