Have your say: The NBS National BIM Survey 2017 is now open

Press Release
December 2016

NBS is back with its seventh National BIM Survey which is now recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM.

The Government’s April 2016 mandate has been and gone and this is your chance to reflect on how building information modelling is changing the industry and your working life.

A vital resource for UK construction professionals and policy makers, the 2016 survey found adoption of BIM was at 54%, up from 48% the year before.

By now, 86% of respondents intended to have adopted BIM and 97% within the next five years.

NBS Chief Executive, Richard Waterhouse, said: “Like BIM, the future is collaborative and digital.

“Since we began charting the rise in the use and awareness of BIM back in 2011, the UK industry has made great strides forward with BIM Level 2. This way of working must continue to be embedded into projects across the country so we build on the position that the UK finds itself in, as a world leader in digital construction.”

You can complete this year’s NBS National BIM Survey and have your say by visiting [LINK REMOVED - THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED]. A pre-release report is sent to all participants, so by taking part you’ll be among the first to have access to the findings.

BIM is playing a significant role in increasing the efficiency of government construction spending. In 2014/15, the Government saved £855m on existing schemes, allowing for investment in new ones. The UK is leading in providing standards and descriptions of BIM, and other countries are using these as a template for best practice BIM.

The NBS BIM Toolkit, the NBS National BIM Library and NBS Create are all designed to support best design practice using BIM.

For more information, please contact NBS PR Executive Jennifer Scullion on 0191 244 5523 or email Jennifer.Scullion@theNBS.com.


ABOUT NBS: NBS, specialist provider of technical information for construction industry professionals, offers essential, innovative products and services, highly valued by those working in architecture, construction, design and engineering.

The premier source of construction-related information, NBS has produced the recognised national standard specification system for the UK for more than 40 years. It provides solutions for a broad range of new build, refurbishment, retrofit, landscaping and domestic projects for construction professionals. Delivered within a powerful software package, NBS’s specification products continue to develop, leading an evolution of the specification and procurement process for buildings in the UK and overseas. NBS also provides solutions for contract administration and project information management.

NBS Create is a ground-breaking new specification tool that ensures all documentation works together intelligently throughout the entire project timeline, from concept stage to completion and beyond, to save time and money. More than 5,000 offices across the UK subscribe to NBS products, including 96 of the top 100 AJ practices.

The award winning NBS National BIM Library is also the primary source of free-to-use Building Information Modelling (BIM) content in the UK. It contains thousands of generic and proprietary BIM objects authored to the trusted NBS standard, all of which are data rich and are integrated with the world leading NBS specification software.

NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, the knowledge management company of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). RIBA Enterprises employs 250 staff and has offices in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Newark.

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