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RIBA lands Level 2 BIM contract

22 Sep 14 RIBA Enterprises has been handed a £1m government contract to develop an open-source digital tool for building information modelling (BIM).

RIBA Enterprises, the commercial arm of the Royal Institute of British Architects, will complete the final two aspects of the government’s Level 2 BIM package, namely the digital Plan of Work (dPoW) and also Classification.

The contract was awarded by Innovate UK, which is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board, following an open competition launched in February 2014 and run in partnership with the Department for Business (BIS) and the joint industry-government BIM Task Group.

David Philp, head of BIM with the UK BIM Task Group, said that “the completion of the Digital Plan of Works (DPow) and Classification System will not only complete the Level 2 BIM suite but help drive the take-up of BIM, support exploitation of the standards and ensure that the UK remains at the vanguard of a digital transformation in the built environment”.

Innovate UK chief executive Iain Gray said: “By developing this digital tool, procurement of construction projects here in the UK and – eventually – across the world will be transformed, both in terms of quality and price. This will place the UK in a global leadership position and provide overseas growth opportunities for the industry.” 

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