The United Kingdom (UK) is experiencing an exponential demand for rail travel, combined with demands from passengers for safer, faster, more reliable trains. The only way to meet this demand today, and for future generations, is to invest heavily in the UK's rail infrastructure. However, in today’s economic climate, rail infrastructure owners have to spend available capital wisely and ensure better outcomes, based on quality design and construction. This class looks at how UK rail infrastructure owners are adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a key enabler to making informed business decisions throughout the life of the asset, based on accurate, complete, and unambiguous information. To achieve this, they are developing standardized processes and providing client leadership for their supply chain to build integrated teams with the capability and capacity to deliver their requirements.
- Explain the benefits of BIM for rail infrastructure owners
- Explain what rail infrastructure owners can do to increase their BIM capability
- List the key drivers for the UK implementation of BIM
- Describe the four levels of BIM maturity in the UK
My present role has enabled me to become a prominent industry figure in support of the UK Government’s Construction Strategy relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM). To achieve this, I dedicate a lot of my personal time to researching the subject, networking and supporting various prominent industry forums. I also enjoy promoting the benefits of BIM by running industry workshops and speaking regularly at industry conferences, including a number of keynote speeches on the subject. More recently, I am co-authoring PAS1192-2:2012 "Building Information Management - Information Requirements for Capital Projects", due to be published by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in July 2012.