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NBS National BIM Survey 2015 now open

December 2014

NBS has launched the fifth NBS National BIM Survey. With results published next Spring, this will be the last survey before Level 2 BIM becomes mandatory on all publicly funded projects in 2016.

Since its inception in early 2011, the NBS National BIM Survey externallink has become a vital resource for UK construction professionals and policy makers. It has charted the rise of the use and awareness of BIM, as well as highlighting the challenges people face in moving to BIM.

It has also benefitted from the support of a broad range of professional bodies that act as our partners in the research. You can see the results and commentary from last year's survey here.

The 2014 survey found 70% of those using BIM believe it has given them a competitive advantage and that awareness of BIM is now almost universal at 95%. Adoption rates were also found to be accelerating, with 54% of respondents using it in 2014, up 15% on 2013.

93% predicted they would adopt BIM by the 2016 Government deadline, so it will be interesting to see in 2015 how much headway has been made towards this.

This year’s survey will also examine issues such as scepticism around the wealth of information available on BIM and lack of standardisation. Last year’s survey revealed only 27% of respondents said they “trusted what they hear about BIM” and only one-quarter said that the current levels of standardisation are adequate.

Since the results of the 2014 NBS National BIM Survey were released, NBS has launched the NBS BIM Object Standard to try and tackle this issue and the survey will gauge the industry’s reaction to this.

You can complete this year’s NBS National BIM Survey and have your say on how building information modelling is changing the industry and your working life here. [LINK REMOVED - THIS 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.