Why is BIM increasingly important for contractors?
•Design and Build contracts are BIM oriented;
•Issues of coordination and collaboration between Design teams;
•Significant benefits with Virtual construction sequencing and site logistics;
•Growth of UK construction export;
•Running development projects in line with proven and beneficial standards;
Why is BIM beneficial to contractors?
•Better planning and control of the project to meet clients' requirements earlier in the project timeline e.g. at framework information and bidding stage;
•Improved trust through accreditation status;
•Reducing time, cost and risks due to long negotiation, response and delivery times from the design team;
•Reduced risks due to design teams not being BIM capable;
•Improved collaboration and coordination e.g. better planning of the built asset, improved site logistics and health and safety, reduced risks and improved construction sequencing;