King’s College London has released a report called Enabling BIM through Procurement and Contracts, backed by the Association of Consultant Architects and the Society of Construction Law.
The launch is the culmination of a two-year project by the BIM Research Group working in collaboration with leading individuals and organisations from across the construction industry, led by King’s Professor David Mosey. The report examines how the evolution and potential of BIM can be influenced by the choice of procurement models and the agreement of contract terms and processes.
The research and report comprise the most detailed investigation into current UK procurement processes for projects using BIM and contract treatment of the adoption of BIM. Most importantly, according to Assad Maqbool of Trowers & Hamlins, the report gives a clear indication as to how particular implementation might improve project success.
The BIM Research Group have explored the following themes:
- How BIM affects legal liability?
- How BIM is treated in standard form contracts?
- How the CIC BIM Protocol works?
- Contractual provisions that support BIM
- The contractual status of BIM documents Reliance on BIM software
- The role of the BIM Information manager
- The effect of procurement models on BIM
- Evidence of links between BIM, procurement and contracts
- BIM and long-term asset management
- Future BIM procurement and contract options.
The full report is available here.