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Survey aims to help find way forward for digital compliance

3 October 2018 | By BIM+ staff

As a step towards the digitisation of regulations and standards in the UK, the Digital Compliance Network (D-COM) is asking for industry views on how an automated checking and compliance system can be achieved.

D-COM wants the widest possible range of companies and individuals to take part in the consultation, which aims to understand the present capabilities, shortfalls and efficacy of compliance systems, along with the current attitudes and industry readiness for the digitisation of regulations and compliance checking.

Additionally, the research wants to identify the opportunities and blockers in the development of these technologies.

So far there has been no meaningful adoption of either the digitisation of regulations/requirements or compliance systems, but many believe the increasing maturity of information models and adoption of BIM means compliance checking is now becoming more feasible.

D-COM says the study will be used “to establish transparent pathways between stakeholders in starting to define how automation could assist in the auditing, checking and compliance of regulations in the future”.

The findings will be published in a report and there will be opportunity for those who contributed to the study to participate in the D-COM consultation event later in the year.

D-COM is funded by The Centre for Digital Built Britain, a partnership with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future.

If you wish to take part or have questions, D-COM’s network lead is Dr Tom Beach, who can be contacted on BeachTH@cardiff.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)2920 875796.

The survey can be found by clicking on this link:

https://cardiff.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/dcom