NEWS: CIC BIM2050 Group publishes Built Environment 2050

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The UK construction industry is dreaming of a digital future. The BIM2050 Group is making some predictions

The Construction Industry Council’s (CIC) BIM2050 group has today published its anticipated Built Environment 2050: A Report on our Digital Future. The report is available here

The BIM 2050 group comprises 18 young construction professionals under the Chairmanship of David Philp, Head of BIM, HM Government UK BIM Task Group.

The report, a compilation of essays authored by BIM2050 work stream leads, is the result of the group’s research into what an interdisciplinary scope of work may look like as construction technology develops to BIM Level 3 and beyond, towards 2050. While providing an assessment of the current situation, the report makes proposals for future development, concentrating on three key areas: education/ skills, technology and process and the culture of integration. It highlights the risks and challenges, and the opportunities and benefits that come with large scale innovation and game changing new technologies.

Speaking on publication, David Philp, BIM2050 Chair said: “The digital economy is fundamentally transforming the way we live and work and the UK construction industry will not be immune. It is essential therefore that organisations, academia and individuals are prepared to adjust to potentially radical changes, they must question if they are moving quickly enough to make the necessary adaptations, which are often complex. This report envisions what the construction industry may be like come 2050 against the backdrop of a digitised built environment and what interventions should be considered if they are to be future-wise and seize the opportunity that an innovative and technologically advanced future offers.”

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