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RICS: Connectivity is main challenge facing BIM

Greater collaboration is needed if BIM is to be implemented effectively, according to Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Alan Muse

Full-lifecycle connectivity must be improved if BIM is to be implemented effectively, according to RICS’s global director of built environment professional groups, Alan Muse.
Full-lifecycle connectivity must be improved if BIM is to be implemented effectively, according to RICS’s global director of built environment professional groups, Alan Muse.

Connectivity is the main challenge facing the effective implementation of building information modelling (BIM), according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Alan Muse.

Speaking at Qatar University’s BIM User Day, RICS’s global director of built environment professional groups said that industry must work to connect data and standards across the whole project lifecycle.

For BIM to work effectively, Muse argued that information must be shared effectively throughout the various stages of land, construction, property and asset management, demolition, and back to land.

Despite this challenge, Muse emphasised that improvement within the built environemnt industry is most likely to be driven by technologies such as BIM.

“The complementary nature and practical application of IPMS [International Property Measurement Standards] and BIM technology represent the future of the global built environment industry,” he explained.

“They provide a transparent and consistent approach for a project from initial architectural designs to facility management years after completion, which in turn, will add confidence and reduce risk in the property market worldwide,” Muse added.

BIM User Day was hosted by Qatar University in conjunction with German BIM company Hochtief ViCon and the UK’s Teesside University.

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