This article was originally published in Geomatics World.
Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), a partner in the Construction Innovation Hub, has published the 'Building Information Modelling (BIM) Interoperability Report' for consultation. It forms part of the Construction Innovation Hub’s work to grow the digital economy for the construction and infrastructure sector, and to develop and promote digital ways of working as enablers of greater whole-life value in the built environment.
The report, produced with oversight from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA), and support from the UK BIM Alliance, gives recommendations to the government on how to continue to support existing BIM policy, referred to as the ‘BIM Mandate’ and implement a series of recommendations in order to achieve interoperable information exchange across the asset lifecycle.
Key themes include: the need for continued government leadership, greater standardization, education and upskilling, and support of the development of the Industry Foundation Class and model view definitions, including COBie, to support all asset types.