The decision reflects the importance of effective information management and modelling to civil engineers and their clients, said ICE director, engineering policy and innovation Mike Chrimes.
“ICE members, notably our BIM Action Group, are working closely with government and other stakeholders to ensure that the UK gains full competitive benefit from BIM, and we are now launching new BIM topic pages on our website to make it easier for all our members to keep abreast of developments,” he said.
Chrimes said that ICE had recently surveyed members and found that in some sectors knowledge of BIM is lacking, perhaps because of its initial association with building. ICE’s recent BIM webinar was attended by over 600 people and has been viewed by over 1,200 since, confirming his view that members want to be better informed about BIM.
Preparations for ICE’s third annual BIM conference are now well under way and the programme can be viewed at ice-bim.com.
Thomas Telford Training is running its first Introduction to BIM course in September and a number of new book titles will be launched in early 2014.
More on ICE's activities at ice.org.uk/bim