The BIM4 Highways Group launches to showcase the advantages of using building information modelling (BIM) in construction of the road network.
Over 70 industry specialists gathered at Balfour Beatty’s head office in Canary Wharf, London, to discuss the ambitions of the group, what activities have been undertaken so far and its ambitions for the year ahead and beyond.
The launch also looked at ways in which contractors can collaborate effectively with their supply chain to tackle potential barriers and share good practice.
Balfour Beatty is pushing the use of BIM and is actively supporting its roads and highways partners to drive the use of BIM across the industry.
Harry Parnell, Head of Digital Project Delivery for Balfour Beatty’s major projects business, said: “It was an honour to host the inaugural meeting of the BIM4 Highways Group. We have been using BIM and promoting its awareness since 2010 and we see that there is a real opportunity to change the culture of project teams using the processes readily available to achieve better information management.
“We need to work together as an industry to share our experiences so that we can all capitalise on the benefits and that’s why the BIM4 Highways Group is so important.”
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