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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM is the management of information through the whole lifecycle of a built asset. It delivers value by underpinning the creation, collation and exchange of shared models and corresponding structured data.

BIM and asset management should be considered as mutually beneficial activities: BIM supports decision making, planning and process execution.

Together, the IAM, the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) produced a position paper explaining the supportive relationship between BIM and asset management. The paper explores how BIM can deliver significant benefits to asset owners, designers, contractors and software providers.

Read the position paper


Application Guide to Building Information Modelling and Asset Management


Since 2016, BIM has been mandated by UK Government for central government funded projects, under the Government Construction Strategy. Most developments since the launch of this strategy have focused on BIM for design and construction.

However, the strategy’s core objectives are to maximise whole life value and to minimise whole life costs and risks. To support these objectives, the ICE and the IAM are developing an application guide.

This short factsheet introduces the purpose, scope and content of the planned guide. You will also find information about how to contribute to the guide so that it meets user needs.


How to Contribute

The working group for the ICE-IAM Application Guide is looking for feedback and suggestions from ICE and IAM members, and interested parties.

If you would like to support this project, we are looking for contributions on:

  • the needs of asset owners and managers in applying BIM to whole life asset management
  • issues and difficulties faced
  • specific areas requiring the most guidance, and specific questions which the guide should seek to answer
  • short case studies showing the application of BIM to asset management, identifying the issues faced, lessons learned and benefits achieved

Please send your inputs and suggestions to ICE management


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