Palmers Solicitors, which has offices in Basildon, Thurrock and South Woodham Ferrers, has held three successful seminars on the implementation of BIM in conjunction with Crown Office Chambers, building consultancy Ingleton Wood, ReviCad Limited and three Essex councils.
The seminars, which took place in February, March and April in Basildon, Thurrock and Southend, looked at the local authorities’ obligations as clients within a BIM environment, as well as the legal implications of BIM compliance. The seminars also focused upon advances in technology that are coming to the forefront of the industry, such as 3D Augmented Glasses, Smart Phone Applications and Trimble (aiding in the setting out on site).
BIM is a collaborative computer technology which uses 3D models with embedded product data to improve project management in the construction industry. Since March 2016 its use has been required in all central government procured construction projects over a certain size. Adam Davis, Construction Partner at Palmers Solicitors who spoke at the seminars said: “I was delighted by the turnout which showed that local construction businesses are making efforts to get to grips with the implementation of BIM, which whilst is only for central government procured projects is more than likely to filter down to all projects within the construction industry in time.”
He added: “The businesses that attended the seminars are sure to find the discussions we had useful as they increasingly deal with the implementation of BIM and get to grips with the technological investment and innovation required to be competitive. Palmers will be running following up events in the Autumn to ensure that clients are up to speed on BIM.”