Fit-out trade body joins UK BIM Alliance

Fit-out trade body the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) has joined the UK BIM Alliance affiliate programme.

Iain Mcilwee, CEO of FIS said: "There is little doubt that, as construction reinvents itself in the post-Covid/post-Grenfell era, the digital revolution is here. If we look at the reforms that will be driven through regulatory requirements or commercial drivers linked to productivity and quality, how we create and share information through the specification and construction process is key. 

"BIM was always going to struggle to live up to the early hype, but the principles of BIM are already helping us to adapt and change, and with greater standardisation and simplification, it will help us to deliver the golden thread along with the structural and cultural changes that we need to see.  

"We are very much looking forward to aligning and working more closely with the UK BIM Alliance and helping our community to understand and implement these changes – like with BIM itself, collaboration is everything."

Andy Boutle, UK BIM Alliance Engagement co-lead, said: "We are delighted to welcome FIS to the affiliate programme, who already have an active Digital Working Group focussing efforts in this area. We look forward to supporting and coordinating future activities together."

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