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BIM to be mandatory on resi projects of six or more storeys

BIM to be mandatory on resi projects of six or more storeys

The government is looking to mandate the use of BIM on high-rise residential projects over 18m (six storeys or more) as part of a raft of tighter measures to improve safety in higher risk residential buildings.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government set out its intentions in a consultation released last week on a new regulatory framework to implement the recommendations set out in the Hackitt Review in the wake of the Grenfell fire in June 2017.

“Whilst we do not plan to mandate that particular software is used to store information as part of the golden thread, we may choose to mandate that the golden thread of building information complies with building information modelling (BIM) standards,” says the consultation document.

Source: http://www.bimplus.co.uk/news/bim-be-mandatory-resi-projects-six-or-more-storeys/

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