Director of Engineering Policy and Innovation Institution of Civil Engineers
ICE BIM 2012 is the second major event organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on Building Information Modelling. It reflects the ICE’s commitment to leadership in this area. ICE members have devoted many hours working with government, clients and other stakeholders to ensure that infrastructure assets benefit from the capabilities of systems we generally refer to as BIM.
The effective capture and reuse of information or data has long been recognised as a key driver for improvement in organisation and incentive performance. In this interest BIM is just as relevant to assets in the built environment, the economic infrastructure and the building sector alike.
While we are working hard with government to ensure the UK reaps the benefit of the adoption of BIM across infrastructure, it is important that we share the knowledge of best practice in this area.
BIM 2012 is one opportunity, and with it we are encouraging stakeholders to provide us with case studies of their own experience to enable us to support our learned society objectives of sharing civil engineering knowledge for the benefit of society.
Over the next 12 months we will continue our advocacy, working with other professional institutions and stakeholders to ensure optimum delivery of BIM in the best interests of both industry and society. This means an approach that considers the whole life cycle from inception through construction, operation and finally decommissioning
Much of my professional career has been spent in locating data on older structures that had been lost or forgotten. BIM offers the potential for this generation to secure current data for the future.…