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August 06, 2020

New Practice Note on NEC4 and BIM

New Practice Note on NEC4 and BIM

NEC is pleased to present this new Practice Note from Peter Higgins, NEC4 Board Chair, and Ian Heaphy, NEC4 Board Member.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become an increasingly important part of project design, improving the efficiency of works and easing building maintenance requirements after construction is complete.

All NEC4 contracts, except the short contracts, provide for the creation or modification of an Information Model in secondary Option X10, with the requirements for the model contained in the Information Model Requirements which form part of the Scope.

There are a number of protocols and guides for the creation and modification of an information model. A new Information Protocol was published in May 2020 by UK BIM Framework in association with the Construction Industry Council (CIC) to support ISO19650.

This practice note takes this Protocol and shows how to incorporate it into NEC4 ECC using the secondary option X10. The guidance also applies to other NEC contracts with terminology amended to suit.

This freely available Practice Note can be viewed or downloaded here.

Want to know more about incorporating BIM into your projects? There are related training courses from our partners at ICE Training. Digital Transformation - Implementation of a BIM Strategy is available online and ICE BIM for infrastructure is being delivered virtually on 24-25 September. Both courses consider governance and procurement.

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