Chi Onwurah – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Chi Onwurah on 2014-06-26.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what security standards his Department mandates with Level 2 Building Information Modelling.

Mr Francis Maude

Building Information Modelling Level 2 operates alongside well-established industry standards such as ISO27001. Departments may specify additional security requirements as appropriate.

Industry has responded positively to the introduction of Building Information Modelling Level 2, which represents the construction sector response to the Government’s “Digital by Default” initiative.

BIM does not mandate the use of any specific software or hardware and supports innovation through its use of open standards. For SMEs BIM levels the playing field, allowing them to make their products immediately accessible to a global market, using freely-available tools.

BIM represents an opportunity for UK industry to increase efficiency, its know-how and exports, thereby continuing its significant global presence in construction design and delivery.