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BIM (Building Information Modelling)

This section contains information on BIM and its use in the construction industry. It is currently being used on all publicly funded projects at BIM Level 2.

Its use is expected to increase in all areas of the construction industry as it should enable buildings to be designed and constructed quicker and cheaper than conventional processes.

BIM is not about what the latest software can do, it is about the effective delivery of what is needed. The challenge for our sector is that this will increasingly require the exchange of relevant, detailed and high quality building and asset information. 

Browse the below member downloads for more information.


Technical bulletin BIM

(PDF, 143 kB)

An introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Published 12 Feb 2020Last reviewed 12 Feb 2020

The Employer’s Legal Duties to maintain Safe Electrical Installations

(PDF, 1.6 MB)

This guide aims to help employers understand their legal duties to ensure adequate inspection, testing and maintenance of electrical systems.

Published 30 Aug 2018Last reviewed 30 Aug 2018

BIM Basics Checklist

(PDF, 1.2 MB)

Produced for SMEs wanting to know the bare essential requirements to work on BIM projects


BIM Acronyms

(PDF, 385 kB)

This document will help ECA Member firms to navigate through the maze of BIM terminology and acronyms and work out what BIM means.


The BIM readiness 'Advanced' checklist

(PDF, 1.4 MB)

Designed to help members identify the necessary steps to ensure they are prepared for BIM.