Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become more popular in recent years as digital construction technology is beginning to fundamentally transform the building and construction industry practice in the delivery of the built environment. New technologies will improve construction productivity as well as the level of integration and collaboration across the various disciplines in the construction value chain. It is therefore important for the industry to embrace the technology with clarity.

These guidelines highlight key knowledge areas relating to BIM, including information on what quantity surveyors need to know about BIM, specifics about 5D BIM (what it actually is and what it isn’t), what to expect in a BIM project, timeline of a quantity surveyor’s role in the BIM Execution Plan, what information quantity surveyors need from 3D digital models, quality assurance, and legal issues to be aware of whilst working on BIM projects.

This document is an essential guide for quantity surveyors, cost managers or cost estimators looking to be involved with a project utilising BIM. Throughout the document, the term quantity surveyor (QS) will be used in reference to all the above-mentioned roles.
BIM Best Practice Guidelines
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