Nominations open for 2017 RICS BIM4SME Awards

The global awards will recognise those in the building community for their use of BIM under 10 categories

The 2017 RICS BIM4SME Awards will recognise BIM's best global applications. [Representational image]
The 2017 RICS BIM4SME Awards will recognise BIM's best global applications. [Representational image]

Members of the building community that are utilising latest building information modelling (BIM) technology are being given the opportunity to gain industry recognition for their talent and expertise by entering the global 2017 RICS BIM4SME Awards.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – in collaboration with BIM4SME – established the RICS BIM4SME Awards three years ago in a bid to recognise the small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) at the forefront of delivering successful BIM projects and initiatives, whilst promoting best practice and the importance of SMEs to the adoption of BIM.

The deadline to enter the 2017 RICS BIM4SME Awards is 26 May, 2017, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 6 July, 2017, in London, UK. 

Up to 10 categories are open for nomination, and these include Best use of BIM for Construction Sequencing; Best use of BIM for use of Embedded Data Best use of BIM for Health & Safety; Best use of BIM for Costing and Material Take-off; Best Embedment of BIM into Contracts; Best Virtual Reality BIM; Best use of BIM for Sustainability; Best use of BIM to enhance Model Coordination; Best BIM project for Subcontractor Engagement; and, Best overall BIM Project. 

Remarking on the event, Alan Muse, FRICS, director of RICS Built Environment Professional Groups, said: "The construction sector is growing in confidence in delivering BIM and the number of built projects we’re seeing utilise BIM is rising, so we’re hoping to see a healthy number of entrants from across the globe.

"The future of the construction industry is digital, and BIM is the future of project, cost and facilities management, something which RICS fully supports.

"As hardware, software and cloud applications herald greater capability to handle increasing amounts of raw data and information, use of BIM will become even more pronounced than it is in current projects.

"With this in mind, we’re looking forward to recognising and promoting the firms that are already ahead of the game, and driving the BIM agenda amongst their peers." 

More information about the awards can be accessed here


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