Level 2 Ready




Using Cost OS will ensure you are more than capable of being Level 2 ready.

Change takes time.  Get started with BIM today and be ready for the 2016 digital changeover.

Government Construction Strategy The Government Construction Strategy will reform the way in which government procures construction across all sectors, and in doing so will reduce costs by up to 20% by the end of this parliament. “2.32 Government will require fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) as a minimum by 2016.”

BIM Level 2

As a minimum, projects need to meet BIM level 2 standards:

This is distinguished by collaborative working – all parties use their own 3D CAD models, but not necessarily working on a single, shared model. The collaboration comes in the form of how the information is exchanged between different parties – and is the crucial aspect of this level. Design information is shared through a common file format, which enables any organisation to be able to combine that data with their own in order to make a federated BIM model, and to carry out interrogative checks on it. Hence any CAD software that each party used must be capable of exporting to one of the common file formats such as IFC (Industry Foundation Class) or COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange). This is the method of working that has been set as a minimum target by the UK government for all work on public-sector work, by 2016. TheNBS

The recommended processes and components of Level 2 are set-out in these primary documents:

PAS 1192-2: 2013 gives guidance on the timing for using NRM1, NRM2 and NRM3 during a project.