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BIM: Coming To A Project Near You

14 November 2012

BIM's profile is rising, although it has in fact been around in the UK and internationally for a number of years. Recently media coverage of BIM (Building Information Modelling) has gathered pace, triggered in the UK by government support. Much of the commentary to date has heralded BIM not simply as a technological advance, but also as a force for change in terms of more collaborative procurement routes. In this note we examine whether BIM really will have the type of far-reaching implications that many commentators have suggested.

In this briefing the Clifford Chance Construction Team focuses in particular on the impact (if any) of BIM on:

  • collaboration / construction procurement routes;
  • new professional disciplines: the BIM Model Manager;
  • design liability / PI insurance;
  • intellectual property / copyright; and
  • confidentiality.
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