A practice note has been published by The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) titled ‘Building Information Modelling (BIM), Collaborative and Integrated Team Working.

Whilst the practice note is not intended to be a conclusive guide it does provide an introduction to BIM for parties that are not familiar, or are new to the concept of BIM including:

  • The BIM ‘maturity levels’ being the range of levels from 0 – 3 with level 3 being considered the most sophisticated level and viewed as a vision for the future.
  • Mechanisms and industry standards including summarising the various acronyms and concepts used.
  • Contractual arrangements.
  • The use of BIM in Collaborative and Integrated Team Working.

BIM is to form part of the new features included in the promised JCT 2016 edition of contracts. The features incorporate and update provisions from the JCT Public Sector Supplemental relating to fair payment, transparency and BIM into JCT contracts as a whole.

The 2016 edition of the JCT contracts are to be published later in 2016 starting with the JCT Minor Works contracts. Watch this space for further updates on the 2016 edition of the JCT contracts.

For more information on BIM please also see our previous guest blog post ‘BIM: What does it really mean?

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