The RIBA has invited members of the Landscape Institute to take part in its annual BIM survey, which should increase understanding of the profession.

The government's stages of BIM
The government's stages of BIM

The aim of this survey, the third that the RIBA has run, is to find out what is really going in the industry and how construction professionals are dealing with BIM on a day-to-day basis. Is there really a BIM revolution going on in the UK? Are firms getting real improvements in their working methods? Is BIM increasing the amount of work that they can deliver and is this having an effect on the profitability of that work? Or is BIM just the preserve of a few large practices and contractors?

The survey allows landscape architects to identify themselves, so information relevant to the profession can be extracted – provided enough landscape architects take part. You can access the survey here.

Alastair McCapra, chief executive of the Landscape Institute, said, ‘In 2012 the pace of BIM adoption really picked up, and it is now clear that BIM is going to spread much more rapidly than originally thought through the built environment professions.  It is also clear that BIM has great potential for landscape architects.  That’s why it is very important for landscape architects to make their voices heard in the national BIM survey which LI members have been invited to take part in.

‘Even if you have never heard of BIM, the questions in the survey are still relevant, and we need your answers.  Please take five or six minutes to go through it – it is essential that landscape architects make their voices heard on this vitally important develop in the built environment professions.‘

All entrants to the survey will be entered into a prize draw for an iPad2, 32GB with retina display.

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