JCT Produces BIM Guide


The document, called Building Information Modelling (BIM), Collaborative and Integrated Team Working, provides information on the integration of BIM and collaborative working within the contract process.

It includes an overview of BIM – giving standard definitions, an explanation of the different BIM levels, and a summary of mechanisms and industry standards. The note also includes an overview of BIM protocols and how a BIM protocol can support the main contract document in achieving BIM level 2.

JCT’s BIM practice note was produced by a working group set up to work out how best to incorporate BIM in future JCT editions, and to investigate and develop resources for JCT contract users with the increasing adoption of BIM on construction projects.


Working group chair Nicholas Deeming said: “2016 is here and in the public sector this triggers a BIM level 2 requirement on all project appointments and contracts. Increasingly the topic is gaining traction in the private sector too where the use of BIM is equally beneficial. I hope that the JCT BIM practice note will not only serve as an introduction to the topic but also help demystify rhetoric of BIM to those in our industry fearful of BIM.”

JCT chair Richard Saxon added: “BIM has the potential to improve both client satisfaction and industry profitability. Yet it’s an effort for clients and their suppliers to pick up the new tools. The JCT BIM practice note should help both.”

The BIM practice note is available from JCT’s website, at

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