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Tue 13th Sep 2016
BIM: The legal implications
13 Sep 2016
September 13, 2016
This seminar will take a look at the advent of BIM and its implications in terms of design liability, copyright and insurances. It will look at what practical steps need to be taken in respect of each of these, and look at how to ensure contracts properly provide for the use of BIM.
In March 2011, a Government strategy paper was released which called for the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) at Level 2 on all publicly procured projects by 2016. The paper anticipated that BIM competence will be a requirement at pre-qualification stage, meaning that only Contractors/Consultants with BIM capability will make it through to later rounds of the procurement process.
The Government’s interest in BIM lies in the potential benefits that BIM promises: it should lead to zero defects and clash free construction. With the building being constructed twice, once in the model and then on the ground, any design clashes should be identified in the model and resolved before the Contractor is on site.
Use of the model should mean: cheaper design changes that are easier to explore; greater cost certainty across the project; and clarity from the outset what on-going management the building is going to require. It has been suggested that the use of BIM could lead to a net saving of 5% on new-build projects and 1.5% on refurbishments.
There is, however, a concern that the level of integration and inter-operability required by BIM at Levels 2 and 3 will have an impact on: design liability; insurance (in particular professional indemnity insurance); and the ownership of data and/or the copyright in both the individual contributions to the Model and the Model itself.
This seminar will take a look at the implications of BIM on design liability, copyright and insurance, and practical steps that can be taken in respect of each of these.
Lesley Currie is the Managing Solicitor for Projects at Renfrewshire Council. Before that she worked in private practice with MacRoberts LLP specialising in construction and projects work. Lesley graduated from Glasgow university in 2007 with her degree, and in 2014 completed her masters in Construction Law.
This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.
Created by Association for Project Management NI (APM)