The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) has announced the launch of a multi-party ‘Integrated Information Management Contract’ (IIMC).
Developed by the King’s College London Centre of Construction Law and the University of Cambridge Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology, the framework aims to promote a collaborative approach to Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The IIMC is supported by a newly published ‘White Paper on Procurement Strategies for incentivising collaborative delivery to optimise whole-life outcomes’.
The paper explores how a collaborative approach to procurement can help to deliver projects better, faster, greener and safer with a focus on whole life net zero targets and building safety.
Clients and industry are invited to examine and adopt the IIMC as a new means to improve value and reduce risks by agreeing directly their mutual information management commitments on one or more projects, and by implementing these commitments transparently and collaboratively throughout the asset lifecycle.
The new model is already being used to combine BIM with early supply chain involvement, modern methods of construction and shared learning on the £1 billion Ministry of Justice ‘New Prisons Programme’ led by Ministry of Justice with ISG, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Wates.
Professor David Mosey, Professor of Law at Kings College London, said: “Our work with CDBB and industry on the IIMC has created an important new tool for collaborative digital information management.
“This research led to the recommendation of an IIMC in ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ which is now approved by government for implementation in all public sector frameworks.
“Meanwhile, early adopters such as Crown Commercial Service and Ministry of Justice are already using the IIMC to improve whole life value.”
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