It has been more than a year since the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) was mandated in projects by the UK government. Whereas the UK policy-makers have their eyes set on UK BIM Level 3 maturity, many firms still struggle to adopt and implement BIM effectively. Here we report on Arup’s approach on the management of digital innovation and particularly BIM.

To assess and improve its BIM capabilities and maturity projects, Arup has developed its own BIM Maturity Measure (BIM-MM). Arup’s BIM-MM is an assessment tool to evaluate BIM implementation in projects, combining 25 BIM criteria as indicators of BIM maturity, including among others the engagement of ‘BIM Champion’ in projects.

Each criterion has six maturity levels and all Arup’s project leaders use the tool to regularly evaluate their projects based on the criteria. Since the launch of the tool, more than 1,000 projects have been evaluated and submitted. This gives Arup a good understanding of BIM maturity and an incredible valuable data set for further analysis.

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