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The impact of building information modelling (BIM) on public sector tender documents for civil engineering works

Eadie, Robert (2014) The impact of building information modelling (BIM) on public sector tender documents for civil engineering works. In: Education, Science and Innovations, European Polytechnical University, Pernik, Bulgaria. European Poytechnical University. Vol Sessio 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being made compulsory for all UK Government projects from 2016. This applies to Civil Engineering projects and has implications for the tender document content. This paper looks at the Conditions of Contract (COC) and Methods of Measurement (MOM) for Civil Engineering work in relation to BIM for the first time. The study uses two LimesurveyTM questionnaires as the data collection method. The first questionnaire garnered findings from twenty-two responses from the government department responsible for Roads construction and maintenance. The respondents from this survey provide responses from a government client perspective. The second survey gathered information from the top 100 UK contracting organisations. This produced results from a government contractor perspective. The findings indicate that the government client needs to provide more training for its personnel to ensure that they are achieving the same level of competence demonstrated in the private sector. The NEC3 conditions of contract were deemed most preferable for BIM by both the public and private sectors. However, the findings suggest that the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) should incorporate specific BIM related clauses in an amendment to the main document. As the Manual of Contract Documents (MCHW) is mandatory for capital projects and this is unlikely to change the paper further suggests that work needs to be carried out so that this can be incorporated within the BIM model.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:BIM, procurement, standard method of measurement, conditions of contract
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:29691
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:07 Aug 2014 12:05
Last Modified:15 Jan 2015 13:01

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