Eversheds says construction industry can benefit from BIM without government support

Eversheds construction expert Michael Conroy-Harris has commented on the news that the UK government is set to reduce support for Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Conroy-Harris said: ‘At first sight, this news might be seen as troubling — but is it really bad news for BIM? Rarely has there been such an industry-wide consensus that an initiative is for the good of the industry.’

He continued: ‘That being so, is it really the case that BIM will topple over if the government reduces the level of support? It seems far more likely that BIM is now ready to stand on its own feet and the industry will embrace this innovation and reap the benefits from it.

‘There will be issues of standardisation to consider, but UK construction is world leading and should be able to find its own way to supporting BIM.’