Interest in BIM is on the rise in the UK, mainly on public projects! Level 2 2016 mandate is responsible for the BIM boom in the UK. However, do you think that the interest in 3D BIM Modelling Services in UK is actually translating into increased recruitment of BIM experts? Well, there are a number of answers to this question.
· A Rise, Not an Explosion as per Main Contractors - As per main contractors, there is a rise, rather than an outburst, in the recruitment of BIM professionals in the UK. Moreover, the increase in the recruitment of the BIM experts is possibly not surprising as BIM is a new and budding discipline. M & E Contractors, UK main contractors as well as Structural Contractors in the UK are looking for new strategies to develop BIM expertise. Many firms recruit managerial staff while training existing BIM workforce. Some other firms recruit BIM specialists at all levels starting from BIM coordinators to BIM managers.
· A Wide Array of Skills in Demand - There are a wide array of roles for BIM experts requiring different sets of skills. In fact, there is dearth of people with a perfect understanding of managing data, producing quality transfers, meeting client requirements. Shortage of people with the right ability is pushing up salaries. Contractors are reluctant to say what exactly an expert BIM manager earns. It depends to a great extent on the expertise.
· Demand pertaining to the Government Mandate – The Government Mandate is also responsible to a great extent for the rise of BIM professionals in the UK. The industry likes to change with people having greater BIM expertise. There is an increased demand for BIM from private customers but it is difficult to forecast than public sector’s requirement. BIM implementation pull comes from private as well as public clients. Owners are acknowledging BIM benefits to lifecycle cost and commercial segment is driving BIM implementation.
So, BIM is definitely a new area where there are opportunities from people. As a result of which, there are chances of the young people to come into the profession. Persuading people to move in a BIM-friendly is a part of the job.