- Project plans
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Building Information Modelling (BIM), Collaborative and Integrated Team Working
NB See also our Step-by-step guide to using BIM on projects supported by more than 100 linked articles.
In January 2016, JCT published a new free-to-download 10-page Practice Note – Building Information Modelling (BIM), Collaborative and Integrated Team Working.
The Practice Note is not intended to be a detailed guide, but helps give an understanding of BIM to those who may be unfamiliar with the concept. It provides an overview of how BIM methodologies and principles are applied, giving standard definitions, explaining BIM maturity levels, and introducing industry standards and protocols.
It makes clear that, 'BIM is not just a piece of software, such as 3D CAD but a technology-enabled process that utilises interoperable software and methodologies', and suggests that, 'At its heart, BIM is a way of working that demands collaboration and integrated team working by all contributors to the design, manufacture, construction and operation of an asset.'
The contents of the Practice Note are:
- What is building information modelling and why is it valuable?
- BIM maturity Levels.
- Digital dimensions.
- Mechanisms and industry standards.
- BIM protocols and contractual arrangements.
- Collaborative and integrated team working.
See also: BIM for dummies.
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